College students between the age of 20-25 tonight that I asked, 8 said they had no idea and one asked "Wasn't he some kind of dictator or something?" The question? Do you know who was Mikhail Gorbachev? I suppose I shouldn't be, but I am shocked by my own ignorance at the current state of the educational system. This was a pivotal point in world history. I even tried to give the hint... "Mr Gorbachev tear down that wall"... At that hint, I got one guess of "Winston Churchill." We truly are doomed to repeat... They captured the educational system while we blinked.