Text book described as “unacceptable”

Text book described as “unacceptable” - History and geography teachers from the “Clionautes association”, a public debate group in France, have said that part of a text in a history manual  published by Ellipses is “unacceptable”.

In a chapter devoted to conflicts the book looks back on the events of September 11th and questions  if "this world event – was undoubtedly orchestrated by the CIA (secret services) to impose the 'American influence in the Middle East?' "

Faced with outcry at the passage published in the school textbook, the publishing house said on Monday, that it was publishing a "formal fix" on its website and in copies of the book not yet distributed in bookstores.

According to an Ifop poll for Conspiracy Watch and the Jean-Jaurès Foundation published in December 2018, 21% of those under 35 agree with the idea that the US government was involved in the implementation of the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

Last local news

French and Riviera News Monday 28th September 2020

Cafe and restaurants owners in the Alpes Maritimes are to meet with the prefect today ahead of the possible closure of their establishments at 10pm du... French and Riviera News Monday 28th September 2020 Read More

28/09/2020

Evening Update Friday 25 September 2020

Two suspects are in custody after an attack near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris this morning. ... Evening Update Friday 25 September 2020 Read More

25/09/2020

Lunchtime News Friday 25th September 2020

Six new positive cases for Covid-19 have been reported in Monaco on Thursday. To date the total number of residents affected by the coronavirus stands... Lunchtime News Friday 25th September 2020 Read More

25/09/2020