[Ed. – And no, it wasn’t the case that college students of my generation were unable to ID FDR, Truman, etc from photos. Actually, if you got into college, you could probably have picked Garfield, Tyler, or even Fillmore out of a line-up. George Mason isn’t exactly State U. either; you have to have more than a pulse to get in there.]
A video shows “politically challenged” college students are unable to identify former President Ronald Reagan in a photograph.
“Was that a former president?” a student majoring in government and international politics at George Mason University asked when shown the picture of Reagan. “Nixon, maybe?”
Numerous students at George Mason University, located near Washington, D.C., in Fairfax, Va., were unable to identity America’s beloved 40th president in the same classic photo.
One student guessed Bill Clinton.
“I’ve seen that guy before,” another student stalled before giving up.