March 9, 2009 - 14:37 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- Armenian students in the United States called on the academic councils of the universities in the U.S. to remove from circulation the book titled "The Armenian People: From Ancient to Modern Times" because of the numerous mistakes it contains, the student initiative group told PanARMENIAN.Net
"Outrageous mistakes and falsifications in The Armenian People: From Ancient to Modern Times are countless. Any student, who would make such horrible mistakes during an exam, would receive an F and fail. So, how come this anti-scholastic book and its authors have continued to use this book since 1997, and even have republished it in 2004 without making ANY CORRECTIONS whatsoever? For many years, Armenian scholars from Armenia have repeatedly exposed and criticized this falsified book in their scientific publications. Yet, the chief editor continues to insist that the critics of this unscientific textbook are violating the freedom of academic expression," the students' letter says.
On February 23, 2009, Armenian Ministry of Diaspora sent an official letter which stated that the efforts of creating an online Armenian History textbook for colleges and universities are already underway. This textbook will be in many languages (Armenian, English, Russian etc.) and will be available online
at the official site of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences for a free download to all students of Armenian History and Culture. Finally, the New Generation of Diasporans will have at their disposal an Armenian History textbook that will contain genuine Armenian Studies book, without falsifications and distortions.