14. AP8 How much history should we expect most people to know, and what kind of history?

It is often said that his­to­ry is writ­ten by the win­ners. You might also say that pop­u­lar his­to­ry is writ­ten by Hol­ly­wood, or Face­book, or what­ev­er polit­i­cal enclave you are liv­ing in .. Does any of this mat­ter?