Teaching Kids About Government

Vintage propaganda.


The frequently fascinating brain pickings blog has dug up an artifact sure to warm Reason readers' hearts—a 1969 schoolbook called How Our Government Helps Us, filled with educational illustrations such as this one:

and this one:

For more of the book, go here. There doesn't seem to be anything in there about police brutality or the Vietnam War, but perhaps those pages just haven't been scanned yet.

Bonus: The Firesign Theatre recorded live on KPFK-FM, having some fun with a similar text that was published in Spanish: