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'People's History' author Howard Zinn dies at 87
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1-27-10 | Hillel Italie

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.

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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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1 posted on 01/27/2010 5:09:45 PM PST by wac3rd
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To: wac3rd

On the bright side for him, he can see his Heroes, Stalin and Lenin in person right now. It’s just that it might be a bit on the hot side.


2 posted on 01/27/2010 5:10:36 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: wac3rd

The FDR line is comical.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 5:10:55 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: freedomwarrior998

Pol Pot and Che, too.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 5:11:33 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: freedomwarrior998

“On the bright side for him, he can see his Heroes, Stalin and Lenin in person right now. It’s just that it might be a bit on the hot side.”

He lived in MA...now he can be represented again by Ded Kennedy (D-HELL)...


5 posted on 01/27/2010 5:12:07 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: wac3rd
daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn

I find it hilarious when a woman keeps her maiden name even though that name is from the male patriarch of the family. Real sign of a true feminist?

6 posted on 01/27/2010 5:14:03 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wac3rd

What a downer this dude was, find anything to feel good about and he’d tell you how it was hateful, murderous, and evil. We stopped Hitler? Well yeah but we bombed Dresden and besides, he was our fault anyway, that sort of thing. So for his eulogy I propose they honor the spirit of his scholarship by saying “He wrote a book called the peoples history of the US, and 10 million trees died to print it. Their loss was directly responsible for global warming which is going to destroy the planet. Nice going, you selfish capitalist pig!”


7 posted on 01/27/2010 5:14:26 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: wac3rd

Zinn, as a liberal probably doesn’t believe in hell. But boy, will that change when he meets his commie heroes in a place where SPF 2000 wont do a thing..


8 posted on 01/27/2010 5:14:36 PM PST by max americana
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To: wac3rd
Good riddance!
9 posted on 01/27/2010 5:16:36 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: wac3rd
a lot of what gets left on his grave won't pass for flowers...
10 posted on 01/27/2010 5:16:59 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: max americana

I guess we can assume that is one less vote for obama in 2012.

Of course, he was a dem and he’ll have been dead less than 3 years by then, which is pretty young-dead for that slice of the dem constituency.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 5:17:22 PM PST by gthog61
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To: wac3rd

Luke 16:23


12 posted on 01/27/2010 5:17:59 PM PST by ExGeeEye (The revolution began in Massachusetts -- again.)
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To: wac3rd

Propaganda History


13 posted on 01/27/2010 5:19:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: wac3rd
Howard Zinn: BURN IN HELL!

Zinn, that despicable piece of trash, goes to his grave with the souls of millions of murdered Vietnamese and Cambodians stomping him vengefully into the deepest pits of hell.

American leftists are the world's biggest enablers of genocidal murderers, criminal states, political torture, and warfare. Good to see one of their "intellectual" leaders is now rotting in hell... but too bad the damage is done, millions tortured and slaughtered, and generations to come will continue to pay the prices.

14 posted on 01/27/2010 5:23:40 PM PST by upstanding
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To: wac3rd

It wouldn’t be bad if his damned books hadn’t been used to brainwash several generations of American children.


15 posted on 01/27/2010 5:27:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wac3rd
F'kn Commie.

Now the "History Channel" will do their rotten program on him again with all those Hollywood stars. Eeech.

16 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:42 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Chode
'a lot of what gets left on his grave won't pass for flowers...'

And I was just thinking about asking where I could go squat and leave my 'In Memoriam', too.......


17 posted on 01/27/2010 5:34:26 PM PST by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: ColdOne

The complete expression is “Good riddance to bad rubbish”.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 5:35:57 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: All

I had a funny incident a few years back. My mother-in-law (rest her soul) was a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, active in liberal town politics. We crossed swords a few times, and not only because I gave back in heavier proportion than I got, but my wife put her foot down and told her not to poke her politics at me.

Anyway, she knew I was a big history buff, and one year for Christmas she gave me his “famous book”. Now, I had never heard of this guy before, but I thought “Great! I love American History!”

I don’t think I made it past the first page without a creeping feeling there was something wrong, and by a few pages in, I was thinking “WTF is this?”

So I began skipping to different significant historical points in time and within two or three openings of the book, I walked into the garage and threw the disgusting tome in the trashcan.

I mentioned it to my wife, and she told her mom. Her mom read a lot, but apparently didn’t know that particular book and just bought it off sale shelf outside the entrance to a Borders book store.

I always wondered if she did it on purpose, but for some reason I cannot fathom, my gut tells me absolutely not.

But about the book...I could not believe that was being used as a school textbook! It was vile.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 5:39:48 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: All

I had a funny incident a few years back. My mother-in-law (rest her soul) was a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, active in liberal town politics. We crossed swords a few times, and not only because I gave back in heavier proportion than I got, but my wife put her foot down and told her not to poke her politics at me.

Anyway, she knew I was a big history buff, and one year for Christmas she gave me his “famous book”. Now, I had never heard of this guy before, but I thought “Great! I love American History!”

I don’t think I made it past the first page without a creeping feeling there was something wrong, and by a few pages in, I was thinking “WTF is this?”

So I began skipping to different significant historical points in time and within two or three openings of the book, I walked into the garage and threw the disgusting tome in the trashcan.

I mentioned it to my wife, and she told her mom. Her mom read a lot, but apparently didn’t know that particular book and just bought it off sale shelf outside the entrance to a Borders book store.

I always wondered if she did it on purpose, but for some reason I cannot fathom, my gut tells me absolutely not.

But about the book...I could not believe that was being used as a school textbook! It was vile.


20 posted on 01/27/2010 5:39:48 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: wac3rd

I think it was Brown’s win in Massachusetts that did it.


21 posted on 01/27/2010 5:42:29 PM PST by GeorgeSaden
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To: wac3rd

Good riddence! This guy was just plain nuts.


22 posted on 01/27/2010 5:47:14 PM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: wac3rd

I hope this traitorous piece of filth burns in hell.


23 posted on 01/27/2010 5:55:41 PM PST by montag813
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To: wac3rd
At a time when few politicians dared even call themselves liberal, "A People's History" told an openly left-wing story.

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.

24 posted on 01/27/2010 6:10:22 PM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: upstanding

“American leftists are the world’s biggest enablers of genocidal murderers, criminal states, political torture, and warfare.”

I like the way you talk.


25 posted on 01/27/2010 6:31:50 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: wac3rd
"The evil that men do lives after them"

--Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

26 posted on 01/27/2010 6:33:23 PM PST by Oratam
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To: upstanding
American leftists are the world's biggest enablers of genocidal murderers, criminal states, political torture, and warfare.

BUMP!

27 posted on 01/27/2010 6:44:41 PM PST by PGalt
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To: rlmorel

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.


28 posted on 01/27/2010 7:29:39 PM PST by DeweyCA
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To: Viking2002
i hope you have a big dinner...
29 posted on 01/27/2010 7:41:23 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jessduntno
He lived in MA...now he can be represented again by Ded Kennedy (D-HELL)...

At least he lived long enough to see the election of Scott Brown and the beginning of the Tea Party counter-revolution.
30 posted on 01/28/2010 1:10:08 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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