Videos like this–seemingly intended to be humorous while at the same time showcasing American stupidity–often get uploaded to the Internet. RT dabbles in this kind of cultural critique from time to time, and each time I come across it I find myself wondering–did the reporter or video producer edit out all the people who gave intelligent responses in order to lavish plenty of camera time on the dumbest? What’s unusual about this video, is the interviewer does include–toward the end of the video–some Americans who do demonstrate an above-kindergarten-level familiarity with history and who don’t embarrass themselves with their answers. Sadly, however, there appears no shortage of those deserving of the dunce cap. (Hat tip Ariadna).