Skip to comments.Howard Zinn, Intellectual Moron
Posted on 12/11/2009 7:14:18 PM PST by Stultis
History serving a social aim, rather than chronicling the past in a detached manner, is what readers get in A Peoples History of the United States. With any luck, The People Speak, the History Channel documentary based on the book that premieres this Sunday, will be, like so many Hollywood productions, unfaithful to the original. Given A Peoples History of the United States infidelity to facts, this might be the only chance viewers have of seeing anything resembling an accurate retelling of history.
Through Zinns looking-glass, Maoist China, site of historys bloodiest state-sponsored killings, transforms into the closest thing, in the long history of that ancient country, to a peoples government, independent of outside control. The authoritarian Nicaraguan Sandinistas were welcomed by their own people, while the opposition Contras, who backed the candidate that triumphed when free elections were finally held, were a terrorist group that seemed to have no popular support inside Nicaragua. Admitting some human rights abuses, Zinn writes that Castros Cuba had no bloody record of suppression.
Readers of A Peoples History of the United States learn very little about history. They learn quite a bit about Howard Zinn. In fact, the book is perhaps best thought of as a massive Rorschach Test, with the authors familiar reaction to every major event in American history proving that his is a captive mind long closed by ideology.
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Howard Zinn, surrounded by other morons...
(1st row L-R) Allison Moorer, Matt Damon, Howard Zinn, Abbe Raven, StaceyAnn Chin, Viggo Mortensen, (2nd row L-R) Danny Glover, Chris Moore, Lupe Fiasco, Josh Brolin, Q'orianka Kilcher, Jasmine Guy, Harris Yulin, (3rd row L-R) Michael Ealy, Anthony Arnove, Darryl McDaniels, Nancy Dubuc, Rich Robinson, Christina Kirk, and Kathleen Chalfant. Backstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center, November 19, 2009, NYC Premiere of The People Speak.
Zinn vs Prager (Aug '06):
...wait. Looking at the background to the premier pic, they were involved all along. Even worse! The History Channel is promoting anti-history!!
The (Marxist) People Speak premieres this Sunday night on the History Channel at 8:00 pm Eastern, 7:00 Central. Have a bucket ready.
As opposed to what other kind of moron? I always thought moron was pretty much stand alone.
The History Channel’s ‘Day in History” often has a Leftist slant to their ‘versions’ of history. Too bad they never acknowledge any of my attempts to correct them-!! Maybe we should look into providing a ‘day in history’ service ourselves-! I’m sure I’m not the only history buff on freerepublic....
Howard Zinn—The Intellectual for Stupid People
These People Reek.
Because the Marxists are winning the culture war because the right won’t pay to put up a fight.
Sad, but there you are.
It’s true. He’s so awful. I used to work in a book store in Boston, and every pot-stinky, trust fund-spending, Che!-t-shirt-wearing moron had his batterted copy of the Zinn “People’s History” in his hand for everyone to see, and not a single copy has ever been read past the twentieth page. They’re all waiting for the movie version, and now it’s finally here!
As I read the names of the people in that picture I said “Who?” so many times that people started thinking I had a herd of owls in the apartment.
Commie Zinn & his limousine liberals inside
I took some courses by him long ago. He was even stranger in person than in his books. He always acted as if he was stoned, and he probably was.
I see the racist little boy Danny Glover is part of this America hating project.
Educated beyond their intelligence...
Voters who watch this will not know the real facts and the Lefties know it. This is another attempt to rewrite history so the Right and the Center get it in the chops and free enteprise, our military and all pols who push capitalism and military superiority and American exceptionalism are blackballed. It is as simply as that for its agenda purposes. I wonder if any credible history Dept in any schools will give an opposing view or go on Talk Radio or Fox to denounce this fraud??
I’ve caught them numerous times as well, too numerous to be mere ‘sloppiness’ on their part. It has become apparent long since that History Channel is run by Leftist idealogues, and they don’t seem to care who knows it. Maybe we can come up with some sort of alternative-!