Skip to comments.'People's History' author Howard Zinn dies at 87
Posted on 01/27/2010 5:09:44 PM PST by wac3rd
Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" became a million-selling 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.
At a time when few politicians dared even call themselves liberal, "A People's History" told an openly left-wing story. Zinn charged Christopher Columbus and other explorers with genocide, picked apart presidents from Andrew Jackson to Franklin D. Roosevelt and celebrated workers, feminists and war resisters
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I think it was Brown’s win in Massachusetts that did it.
Good riddence! This guy was just plain nuts.
I hope this traitorous piece of filth burns in hell.
No, when Zinn wrote his book liberals, progressives, and their "fellow-travelers" called themselves LIBERAL with impunity. It is only since their mauling in the 1994 elections that they have been looking for more "nuanced" ways to describe themselves.
“American leftists are the world’s biggest enablers of genocidal murderers, criminal states, political torture, and warfare.”
I like the way you talk.
--Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
I once read a random page from this book on the library shelf. I read one or two paragraphs and quit in disgust. It made no attempt to be like a regular history book. It was pure leftist propaganda, and that is the most used history book in the USA. That really tells you a lot about the leftist teachers who force students to buy and read that garbage. Most college humanities courses exist only to indoctrinate the kids with anti-American hatred. Such a shame.
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