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'People's History' author Howard Zinn dies at 87
AP ^ | 1/27/10 | Hillel Italie

Posted on 01/27/2010 6:12:33 PM PST by takbodan

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" sold a million copies and became an alternative to mainstream texts and a favorite of such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen and Ben Affleck, died Wednesday. He was 87.

Zinn died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif., daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said. The historian was a resident of Auburndale, Mass.

Published in 1980 with little promotion and a first printing of 5,000, "A People's History" was — fittingly — a people's best-seller, attracting a wide audience through word of mouth and reaching 1 million sales in 2003. Although Zinn was writing for a general readership, his book was taught in high schools and colleges throughout the country, and numerous companion editions were published, including "Voices of a People's History," a volume for young people and a graphic novel

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; History; Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; antiamericanism; apeopleshistory; communismkills; godsgravesglyphs; historians; howardzinn; nakedcommunist; obituary
Olby must be crying.
1 posted on 01/27/2010 6:12:33 PM PST by takbodan
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To: takbodan

Good riddance.

Your lies turned many foolish people against the greatest nation in the history of civilization.


2 posted on 01/27/2010 6:14:55 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
He was 87.

He lived 87 years and ~9 months too long IMO.
3 posted on 01/27/2010 6:17:29 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: takbodan

What is it Mark Twain said? “I didn’t know he had died, but I approve”?


4 posted on 01/27/2010 6:20:34 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: takbodan
http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/dflynn/2009/12/11/howard-zinn-intellectual-moron/
5 posted on 01/27/2010 6:21:19 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: takbodan

Now he can join his drinking buddy Ted Kennedy in hell.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 6:22:09 PM PST by max americana
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To: takbodan

The only reason this POS book sold more than a million copies was if you take an American history course the professor will make you buy it. I remember going to college and visiting my buddies and seeing this book in their room. I am not ashamed to admit I never took an US history course in college because I knew that class would be American bashing BS and I could learn more on my own.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 6:22:21 PM PST by C19fan
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To: takbodan
Hmmm.... I thought the air was a bit cleaner - no - it was actually sweeter today. Nothing clears the air quite like the passing of yet another Socialist parasite. Oh well, at least now he's finally a good Communist.
8 posted on 01/27/2010 6:22:28 PM PST by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: takbodan

Good news! Too bad he lived so long.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 6:23:14 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: takbodan

More pernicious even than his “People’s History” has been the barrage of endorsements by Zinn of other leftist books touted on covers and reviews. Somehow this fool became an arbiter of historiography and awards.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 6:31:29 PM PST by nicollo (you're freakin' out!)
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To: C19fan

So...at the risk of looking like an idiot, why is this guy getting such a bad rap?


11 posted on 01/27/2010 6:33:12 PM PST by clippedwing
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To: C19fan
That and the genius character in Good Will Hunting (Matt Damon) recommends that to the shrink (Robin Williams) in a discussion about books. The exchange was something pretentious like:

Damon in shrink's office: "Great book collection, but they're all the wrong books".

Shrink: "Really?"

Damon: "Yeah really"

Shrink: "What are the right books?"

Damon: "Well, the Peoples' History of the United States. That book will knock your socks off."

Had a liberal friend say that last line verbatim to me shortly after the film came out. I pulled from a scene in another part of the movie, and asked him if all his quotes were from movies....hehe.

12 posted on 01/27/2010 6:39:33 PM PST by Textide
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To: takbodan

The best kind of Commie. The deceased kind.


13 posted on 01/27/2010 6:44:32 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Who is Ellie Light?)
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To: Textide

In the audio book, Matt Damon is the guy reading. Is that interesting or what?


14 posted on 01/27/2010 6:45:56 PM PST by clippedwing
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To: clippedwing
So...at the risk of looking like an idiot, why is this guy getting such a bad rap?

He was a leftist academic that wrote the new left's favorite single volumn American History text putting the spin just where Kerry, Fonda, and all the new left wanted it.

A fiction writer that found a better gig.

15 posted on 01/27/2010 6:48:49 PM PST by KC Burke (...but He has made the trains run on time.)
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To: takbodan

A sample:

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them


16 posted on 01/27/2010 6:49:09 PM PST by razorback-bert (Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.)
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To: clippedwing

He was a hardcore Marxist who wrote a US history book. It is the “bible” to the likes of Oliver Stone, James Cameron, and every moonbat leftist. Imagine the plot of Avatar for every incident in US history including World War II; FDR was a tool of the military-indistrial complex. He published book in 1980 as the leftist from the 1960s was taking over academia so it was the perfect book for the new wave of Marxist history professors that took over the universities.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 6:59:34 PM PST by C19fan
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To: GSP.FAN

great book title. I must buy :-).


18 posted on 01/27/2010 7:05:00 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: takbodan

Hating the USA and our culture since long before it was cool.

So long, loser.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 7:17:11 PM PST by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: takbodan

Our broken healthcare system takes another life!

When will we nationalize healthcare!

Only then will people stop dying....


20 posted on 01/27/2010 7:18:58 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: takbodan

Well... bye.

21 posted on 01/27/2010 7:37:08 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: GOP Poet

http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article3990.html

Meticulously documented the book includes ample evidence of the “crackpot fringe.” Their ideas span the spectrum of folly, from claiming “earthworms are far more valuable that people” and denying the communist-created Cambodian genocide, to calling America the most evil and oppressive nation on earth and comparing the killing of chickens to a human Holocaust.


22 posted on 01/27/2010 7:48:14 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: takbodan

Roast in hell, demon.


23 posted on 01/28/2010 1:10:20 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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