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  • America: The Roots, Rise, & Ruse of the Radical Left!

    11/10/2014 10:04:46 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 11/11/14 | Me
    In “2016: Obama’s America” - the second highest grossing political documentary of all-time – Dinesh D’Souza prognosticated Barack Obama would foster runaway debt, redistribute American wealth on an unprecedented scale, and weaken our foreign influence while emboldening our enemies. Despite being dismissed by liberal pundits and a Praetorian media as a partisan fabrication, time and our President have proven his unwavering predictions inexorably correct. Therefore, if you haven’t had the privilege of watching the compelling filmmaker’s newest work, “America”, you’re not only missing out on a masterful piece of investigatory and expository journalism, but perhaps the most impactful indictment on...
  • Philadelphia city council wants socialism taught in schools

    10/27/2013 5:07:59 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 Oct 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Mitch Daniels Was Right

    07/30/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by National Review · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2013 | National Review
    By The Editors Mitch Daniels, whom some Republicans would like to see president of something more than Purdue University, is under attack because as governor of Indiana he objected to the use of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in public-school curricula. In recently published e-mails, the plainspoken Governor Daniels described Zinn’s work as “anti-American” and “crap,” which, when expressed in sufficiently polite language, is the professional consensus: “a polemicist, not a historian,” says Arthur Schlesinger; his work a “deranged” “fairy tale,” says Harvard’s Oscar Handlin; a man who traded in “every left-wing cliché with which the...
  • Mitch Daniels vs. Howard Zinn. Daniels Wins.

    07/20/2013 3:45:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2013 | Roger Kimball
    Did former governor, now university president, Mitch Daniels seek to censor the late Howard Zinn, a Communist prof who wrote the anti-American bestseller A People’s History of the United States? No, but that’s what the AP suggested. “Mitch Daniels looked to censor opponents,” ran the headline. “[E]mails obtained by The Associated Press show Daniels went out of his way during his second term as governor to destroy what he considered liberal breeding grounds at Indiana’s public universities.” The second bit appears to be true. And congratulations to Mitch Daniels for his efforts at swamp-clearing. Public universities should not be breeding...
  • Mitch Daniels (Hero)

    07/17/2013 6:41:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    I’ve never thought of Mitch Daniels as the heroic type; not until now. But he deserves a medal for trying to spare Indiana students the mis-education that comes from reading the execrable Howard Zinn. The Associated Press obtained emails by then-Governor Daniels, now the President of Purdue: Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana’s governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.
  • Glenn Beck reveals the Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook: THE CHASE CAMPAIGN

    03/22/2011 8:44:34 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 70 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Mar. 22, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . . .NOTE:  This post will be constantly updated with more details throughout the Glenn Beck radio program.  Glenn has announced that copies of this have been delivered to JP Morgan Chase, the FBI, and the Justice Department.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvlvejSxBVQ&feature=player_embedded] "Steven Lerner, reported to have visited the White House on at least four separate occasions, formerly of SEIU and the architect of the SEIU's groundbreaking Justice for Janitors campaign.  He led the union's banking and finance campaign and has partnered with unions and groups in Europe, South American and elsewhere in campaigns to hold financial institutions accountable. As director of...
  • Herbert: Egypt Si! Yanqui No!

    02/12/2011 5:09:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To the streets, Americans! We need to make the US more like . . . Egypt! That's the thrust of Bob Herbert's hysterical rant in today's New York Times. His notion is that while democracy is flourishing in Egypt, it is weakening here to the extent that [emphasis added]: "we’re in serious danger of becoming a democracy in name only." Money in politics is Herbert's predictable culprit, with "the endlessly egregious Koch brothers" serving as his bogeymen-in-chief. So where does Herbert head for a solution? Why, to the late, self-described democratic socialist historian Howard Zinn, of course. Here's how Herbert...
  • Hollywood Leftist Josh Brolin Whitewashes Anti-American Icon Howard Zinn

    02/08/2011 4:16:01 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 11 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 7, 2011 | Loran Blood
    Why is so much of the Hollywood product, produced for both the big screen and television, so aggressively and stubbornly leftist in it themes, plot points, ideological perspective, and assumptions about American culture, values, and history? Why is there so much leftist bias, both subtle and overt, in a vast array of films across genres, from romantic comedies and action films to horror and science fiction? Why does so much of what is produced in Tinseltown appear threatening, alien, and hostile to most Americans when they reflect upon what it is actually trying to say to them? One answer, and...
  • Bradley Manning's Prison Hell

    12/17/2010 6:53:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010
    The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns 23 behind bars. Since his arrest in May, Manning has spent most of his 200-plus days in solitary confinement...his attorney, David Coombs, revealed key details about Manning’s imprisonment and kind gestures from his family that provided a bit of comfort in the inmate's otherwise extremely harsh incarceration.... Manning asked for a list...
  • An FBI History of Howard Zinn (Historian a Communist Party Member)

    08/20/2010 3:37:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | 8/19/2010 | Daniel J. Flynn
    In the late 1940s and early 1950s, as Joseph Stalin entered the final years of his reign of terror in the Soviet Union, twentysomething Howard Zinn served as a foot soldier in the Communist Party of the United States of America—this according to recently declassified FBI files. Zinn, the Marxist historian and progressive hero who died in January, may also have lied to the FBI about his Communist Party membership. Is it at all surprising that someone who got history so wrong stood on the wrong side of history? Zinn’s partisans will no doubt jeer at much of what the...
  • Howard Zinn, “Outed” as a Communist and a Liar

    08/01/2010 2:21:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Noisy Room ^ | July 31, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Howard Zinn, the prominent “progressive” historian who died early this year, has been “outed” as both a communist and a liar. Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media writes: The prominent “progressive” historian Howard Zinn, whose books are force-fed to young people on many college campuses, was not only a member of the Moscow-controlled and Soviet-funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) but lied about it, according to an FBI file released on Friday. The file, consisting of three sections totaling 423 pages, was made available on the FBI’s website and released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from...
  • Howard Zinn, Left's Favorite Historian Now Proven Member of US Communist Party

    08/02/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Howard Zinn (1922 to 2010) is the left's favorite contemporary historian. As an historian he is a child of the Beardian revolution yet he has for decades been able to straddle that line between legitimate historical observer and anti-American leftist. America's intellectual society, in both the social movement and universities, have looked to him as a paragon of American virtue. He's always been held up as just the right mixture of American leftism coupled with true scholarship. But those of us on the right that have paid attention understand that he is not American in outlook and never was. Until...
  • The File on Howard Zinn

    08/02/2010 7:09:49 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    The prominent “progressive” historian Howard Zinn, whose books are force-fed to young people on many college campuses, was not only a member of the Moscow-controlled and Soviet-funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) but lied about it, according to an FBI file released on Friday. The file, consisting of three sections totaling 423 pages, was made available on the FBI’s website and released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from this writer. Zinn taught in the political science department of Boston University for 24 years, from 1964 to 1988, and has been a major influence on the modern-day...
  • Howard Zinn, "Outed" as Communist and a Liar

    07/31/2010 9:24:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 3+ views
    Cliff Kincaid ^ | 7/31/10 | Trevor Loudon
    The prominent “progressive” historian Howard Zinn, whose books are force-fed to young people on many college campuses, was not only a member of the Moscow-controlled and Soviet-funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) but lied about it, according to an FBI file released on Friday. The file, consisting of three sections totaling 423 pages, was made available on the FBI’s website and released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from this writer. Zinn taught in the political science department of Boston University for 24 years, from 1964 to 1988, and has been a major influence on the modern-day...
  • Leftist "Historian" Howard Zinn Lied About Red Ties

    07/31/2010 3:59:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 41 replies · 3+ views
    RightSideNews ^ | 07/30/2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    The prominent "progressive" historian Howard Zinn, whose books are force-fed to young people on many college campuses, was not only a member of the Moscow-controlled and Soviet-funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) but lied about it, according to an FBI file released on Friday. The file, consisting of three sections totaling 423 pages, was made available on the FBI's website and released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from this writer. Zinn taught in the political science department of Boston University for 24 years, from 1964 to 1988, and has been a major influence on the modern-day...
  • Homeschooling vs. Howard Zinn

    03/07/2010 2:29:35 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 9 replies · 160+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/7/10 | Duane Lester
    There is a popular belief that the best way for children to learn is for them to be sent away to a “brick and mortar” school, where highly trained educators will teach them the subjects they need to succeed in the world. This belief rejects homeschooling, because dedicated mothers and fathers are simply not as good as government school teachers. For the sake of argument, let’s say they are right. Let’s say that, as a homeschool dad, I’m not as good. Still, when I teach my children about our nation’s history, I will be teaching from three different texts. The...
  • The wilderness of Zinn

    02/24/2010 6:36:36 AM PST · by flowerplough · 27 replies · 341+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 27 Feb? | Janie B. Cheaney
    Historian and ideologue overlooked basics of human nature. The last week in January was fatal for writers: Louis Auchincloss, heir and novelist of New York high society; J.D. Salinger, popularizer if not inventor of teen angst, and Howard Zinn, who made "people's history" code words for activistism. By all accounts, Zinn lived a long, productive, and happy life as a chronicler of national unhappiness. Son of Jewish immigrants, he grew up in Brooklyn during the desperate fervor of the Great Depression. At the age of 17 he was knocked senseless by police at a Times Square political rally, and came...
  • The Marxist storyteller dies

    02/23/2010 2:33:29 AM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 800+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | 2/22/2010 10:30:00 AM | Peter Heck
    The Marxist storyteller dies Peter Heck - Guest Columnist - 2/22/2010 10:30:00 AM SNIPPET: "Imagine that I offered to give you a tour of Walt Disney World. Having never been there – but having heard much about it – you excitedly accept the offer. But when we went, imagine that I only showed you the insides of the port-o-potties that sit along the back edge of the park's property, and then urged you to conclude that Disney World was one disgusting destination. Honest and fair of me? Welcome to the Howard Zinn method of teaching American history. About a month...
  • Guess Whom Howard Zinn Called His "Star" Pupil? jbjd.

    02/22/2010 10:54:12 AM PST · by jbjd · 11 replies · 723+ views
    jbjd ^ | 02.22.10 | jbjd
    ...I repeated this story in class, correctly anticipating I would incur the wrath of some of my classmates, just as my conduct had outraged (and surprised) some of my co-workers. But I feared this disclosure could alienate my esteemed teacher. On the contrary; Professor Zinn, who would refuse to cross our picket lines, defended my decision. ... Walking alone across campus, I saw Professor Zinn engaged in animated conversation with a man I recognized as Professor Murray Levin. Howard was already a legend by this time; I had no pedigree. Speaking up in class was one thing; here, I had...
  • A Few Words on the Passing of Howard Zinn

    02/17/2010 9:23:06 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 15 replies · 465+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 17, 2010 | John Leonard
    In Zinn's perverse world, American achievements are accomplished at the expense and suffering of innocent people and brutal murderers in Communist regimes are excused from guilt, and their crimes ignored. The Gettysburg Address - not worth mentioning. Reagan's courageous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - didn't make the cut. The Normandy invasion might have been discussed if it didn't require space on the several pages that were needed to excoriate America for the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
  • Fracking the Academic Left

    02/06/2010 11:10:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 864+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 07, 2010 | James Lewis
    Two seemingly unrelated stories this week came together in my mind: a. Howard Zinn is dead.b. "Horizontal fracking" will produce much larger than expected amounts of clean, inexpensive natural gas over the coming decades. What do those headlines mean?  Well, Howard Zinn was the mendacious professor whose Marxist "People's History of the United States" is now a principal indoctrination tool of the college Left -- our  "progressives" -- in order to turn out the likes of Barack Hussein Obama, people who think the United States is a malign force that should go around apologizing.  Howard Zinn, who just gave up...
  • Fracking Zinn

    02/07/2010 9:23:03 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies · 243+ views
    "The 'educated class' is just the indoctrinated class today, the mass of PC-whipped, totally predictable minds. If you want to see individualism, if you want to see courage, creativity, and original thought, don't look at the college-educated class. They all march in mental lockstep, even as the WaPo marches to the drum and fife corps of those brainiacs at the NYT." ~ James Lewis
  • Professor of Contempt - The legacy of Howard Zinn.

    02/06/2010 6:19:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 596+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | February 3, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    February 3, 2010 4:00 A.M. Professor of ContemptThe legacy of Howard Zinn.   With Howard Zinn, contemporary American academia found its court historian. Zinn, who died January 27 at 87, was like a gigantic echo chamber, accurately reproducing — and actively reinforcing — every left-wing cliché with which the academy has abetted its sense of election these past several decades. “You see how smart he is,” saith the tribe, “he thinks exactly as we do.” Zinn’s biography tells us that he was the author of “more than 20 books.” But only one matters: A People’s History of the United States. Published...
  • The People's Historian? Howard Zinn was a master of agitprop, not history

    02/05/2010 11:55:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 418+ views
    Reason ^ | February 3, 2010 | Michael C. Moynihan
    Last week, The New York Times' somnolent columnist Bob Herbert complained that we live in a "nit-wit era," a time when it is "fashionable to bad-mouth labor unions and feminists even as workers throughout the land are treated like so much trash and the culture is so riddled with sexism that most people don’t even notice it." One person who did notice, says Herbert, was Boston University academic and radical historian Howard Zinn, who died last week at the age of 87, though not before bequeathing to America a series of books hostile to sexism and rather friendly to labor...
  • The Life and Death of Howard Zinn — A Person Speaks

    02/03/2010 6:12:44 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 7 replies · 341+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 2/3/09 | EricTheRed
    The Boston Globe had a glowing article on last week’s death of radical Marxist academic Howard Zinn, starting with the very title: Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87Yes, in 1964, 1967, 1970, et al. Zinn challenged the status quo. Then what happened? The challengers became the status quo—in Washington, in the media, in academia, and in Hollywood. God help you now if you challenge the status quo. Suddenly it wasn’t so praiseworthy, was it, Boston Globe? Rush Limbaugh challenges the status quo, but lib media slanders him. Sarah Palin challenges the status quo, but the lib...
  • Unholy Alliance: Zinn, Chomsky, Bin Laden

    02/03/2010 2:05:25 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies · 319+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Peter Collier
    Every so often we experience what Jung called synchronicity—the sudden perception of a possibly meaningful pattern in apparently unrelated events. I had one of these moments myself last week. The first element was the passing of Howard Zinn. I believe as much as the next guy that every man’s death diminishes me, but to be honest, in this case I was hard pressed to feel a sense of loss. Matt Damon might regard him as Parkman’s equal, but in truth Zinn was a savage parody of a historian, one of those radical hacks whose every word subtracts from the sum...
  • Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave?

    01/30/2010 12:50:14 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies · 1,266+ views
    The other day a reporter from NPR called me and asked me for my comments on the death of the lifelong Stalinist and propagandist Howard Zinn. I was a little reluctant because I knew that whatever I said, legions of unscrupulous myrmidons on the left would jump on it and say I had spit on Zinn’s grave. I also knew that while I was interviewed for ten minutes, out of what I said only a 20 second sound-bite would make it onto the air. I don’t begrudge NPR this selection. That’s what their obit was and would have to be,...
  • Horowitz on Zinn on NPR

    01/29/2010 8:05:05 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies · 672+ views
    Mr.DAVID HOROWITZ (Author): There is absolutely nothing in Howard Zinn’s intellectual output that is worthy of any kind of respect. KEYES: Conservative pundit and author David Horowitz is among critics who fiercely disagree with Zinn’s politics. Horowitz calls “A People’s History of the United States” a travesty. More at NewsRealblog (where you can also listen to the audio).
  • A People’s History of Howard Zinn (NOT another generic obit)

    01/28/2010 11:30:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 14 replies · 896+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | January 28, 2010 | Benjamin Kerstein
      A People’s History of Howard Zinn by Benjamin Kerstein      One of the unwritten laws of opinion journalism is to never kick a man when he’s dead, at least, not until an appreciable amount of time has passed. The question is whether this can or should hold true for those who make their living by doing precisely that. The death at the age of 87 of pseudo-historian Howard Zinn raises this issue all over again, since very few academics have made a better living defaming the dead, with everyone from Columbus to Ronald Reagan, and thousands in...
  • Leftist Heads Explode Over Howard Zinn’s Death

    01/28/2010 3:10:25 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies · 984+ views
    The hatefulness of the Left knows no bounds when a conservative passes away, but when one of their own dies the hallowed halls of heaven are awaiting their savior as they glorify the beloved path he walked. And woe to him who dares question the idol of their worship. Bits of gray matter are clinging to the shards of leftist skulls as they bemoan the passing of Howard Zinn, the Marxist anarchist known for his revisionist history. Progressive fans are flocking to twitter and leftist media lamenting Zinn’s demise. “This world has certainly lost one of it’s most profound voices...
  • Howard Zinn (1922–2010)

    01/28/2010 2:05:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 677+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | Jan 28, 2010 | Jeffrey Greggs
    From the archives: A brief look at the author of A People's History of the United States and the pernicious popularity of his fractured fairy tales. Notes & Comments February 2008 Howard Zinn's fairy tale On the upcoming television adaptation of "A People's History of the United States." Some projects are born fatuous, some achieve fatuousness, some have fatuousness thrust upon them. Which melancholy comedy best fits the news that A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn’s anti-American fantasy masquerading as history, is—finally, at last, after so many failed attempts—going to be turned into a television show? Somehow...
  • Howard Zinn Becomes History

    01/28/2010 10:36:43 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 24 replies · 714+ views
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 28 Jan 2010 | Yahoo / Reuters
    Activist, historian Howard Zinn dies at 87 Reuters By Ros Krasny BOSTON (Reuters) – Historian and activist Howard Zinn, whose 1980 book "A People's History of the United States" was a rallying cry for the American left in a conservative era, has died aged 87. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100128/us_nm/us_zinn_1
  • Requiem

    01/28/2010 9:03:55 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 303+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 28, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Requiem Malcolm A. Kline, January 28, 2010 Quiz question Who said this? “I think people are dazzled by Obama’s rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president—which means, in our time, a dangerous president—unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction.” The answer: ...
  • 'People's History' author Howard Zinn dies at 87

    01/27/2010 6:12:33 PM PST · by takbodan · 24 replies · 946+ views
    AP ^ | 1/27/10 | Hillel Italie
    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...
  • History Channel Presents 'The People Who Agree With Celebrities Speak' (Satire)

    12/31/2009 8:57:39 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 5 replies · 392+ views
    DotPenn ^ | 12-31-2009 | Sven Waring
    The History Channel will produce more episodes of its vastly biased and unpopular, "The People Who Agree With Celebrities Speak." Hosted by Matt Damon, Sean Penn, and Eric Estrada, the series presents letters and documents of people whose words are perfectly in line with the left-leaning celebrities who read the documents with pseudo-seriousness.The show will be narrated by Howard Zinn, who agrees with people who agree with celebrities. "These are the voices of the people who were really there doing things that most of my friends agree with, but things that we are too afraid to do because we prefer...
  • DEMAND that your cable carrier drop the History Channel!

    12/20/2009 6:21:55 PM PST · by USALiberty · 67 replies · 2,675+ views
    WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP! The History Channel has gone to the dark side! It's now airing unvarnished COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA by the anti-American POS Howard Zinn! Have you seen that "The People Speak" crap? I am calling my cable company and demanding that it drop the History Channel from our basic service. If others want to pay for communist indoctrination, that's fine. But I DO NOT want this stuff!
  • Howard Zinn's America

    12/18/2009 9:09:28 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Howard Zinn’s America Deborah Lambert, December 18, 2009 America-bashers are working overtime these days to divide our nation into enemy camps. One way to describe it is a war between the country that you and I love vs. Howard Zinn’s America. If you think that the 87-year-old Marxist professor/author of A People’s History of the United States is ready to shuffle off into the sunset, you would be wrong. In fact, Zinn is actively spearheading an effort to “change the way our pre-K through high school children learn American history,” according to Big Hollywood. His curriculum ideas focus on a...
  • Confronting Howard Zinn’s Anti-American Matrix

    12/14/2009 3:45:48 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies · 640+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 14 December, 2009 | Michael van der Galien
    This is my latest post for NewsReal. I thought I'd post it here, because I'm pretty sure you guys will enjoy it. You would think that someone who writes a book called A People’s History of the United States would at the very least believe there is such an entity as the “United States,” wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be mistaken in historian and radical leftist Howard Zinn’s case. In his most famous work, he writes: The pretense is that there really is such a thing as “the United States,” subject to occasional conflicts and quarrels, but fundamentally a community of...
  • Mindszenty Speaks to Damon: The Other People Must Act

    12/14/2009 8:55:43 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies · 871+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 14 December, 2009 | Jeanette Pryor
    Images of Nazi or Soviet atrocities always provoke surreal astonishment, “How could people let this happen to themselves? Didn’t they see the signs, hear the insane speeches? Why didn’t they die fighting this?” Watching Matt Damon’s The People Speak, I ask myself, “Are we there yet…there where all those millions of victims were, when I shouted at them for their supposed apathy, lethargy, culpable complacency?” Will someone look back at me one day and ask, “How could she watch rising Communism on television and shuffle off to bed…didn’t she hear what they were saying?” Damon’s troubadours stirred the people to...
  • Zinn’s Ahistorical Anti-American Movie Cheers on Community Organizers

    12/14/2009 6:55:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies · 931+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 14 December, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Howard Zinn (left) with the very serious-looking actor Viggo Mortensen The small-screen version of Marxist historian Howard Zinn’s leftward-slanted history of America, The People Speak, aired Sunday night on the History Channel. The film, based on Zinn’s influential book, A People’s History of the United States, is chock full of useful idiot celebrities including Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, Bruce Springsteen, and its executive producer Josh Brolin, all parroting the radical platitudes written for them. One scene in the shlockumentary tells the story of an organizer-agitator who rallied tenants against landlords during the Great Depression....
  • The Zinning of America (why the Left-wing controlls the "telling" of our history)

    12/13/2009 8:57:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies · 1,875+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 12, 2009 7:06 pm | Ron Radosh
    <p>In 1997, Matt Damon played the part of a janitor who turned out to be not only a math wizard, but one of the most brilliant men you could find anywhere. Trying to impress an arrogant Harvard student, who thought he knew everything, Damon’s character quotes from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. He tells the Harvard kid and a psychiatrist at the hospital he works at that “you’re surrounding yourself with all the wrong fuckin’ books. You wanna read a real history book, read Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States. That book’ll [explitive deleted] you on your [explative].”</p>
  • Howard Zinn, Intellectual Moron

    12/11/2009 7:14:18 PM PST · by Stultis · 18 replies · 1,223+ views
    Big Hollywood (breitbart) ^ | December 11, 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    History serving “a social aim,” rather than chronicling the past in a detached manner, is what readers get in A People’s 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 People’s 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 Zinn’s looking-glass, Maoist China, site of history’s bloodiest state-sponsored killings, transforms into “the closest thing, in the...
  • ZINN 101: A Radical’s History of the United States

    12/09/2009 7:25:14 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 600+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 12-09-2009 | Mark Tapson
    Twelve years ago in his breakout performance as an arrogant young genius in Good Will Hunting, struggling fresh-faced actor Matt Damon sneered at his Boston psychiatrist for “surrounding yourself with all the wrong f__kin’ books. You wanna read a real history book, read Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States. That book’ll f__kin’ knock you on your ass.” The political left loves shout-outs, and this was a direct one to Zinn himself, whom Damon actually lived next-door to as a child, and whose book apparently knocked the actor on his own behind. “Ben (co-screenwriter Affleck) and I were laughing...
  • Kids to Meet Marx in School – Care of Hollywood and The History Channel

    12/09/2009 11:15:53 AM PST · by NMEwithin · 36 replies · 1,704+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 12/9/2009 | Patrick Courrielche
    Children are uniquely malleable beings, readily convinced of magically colorful tales – Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy are the first that come to mind. This innocence is beautiful, but it is a quality that can easily fall victim to radically foreign ideas if taught consistently and pervasively at an early age. One need only look at the birth of fascism or socialism to see a recipe for how radical ideas become ubiquitous among a nation’s youth. Enter Howard Zinn – an author, professor and American historian – who, with the help of Hollywood and the History Channel, intends to...
  • A People’s History: The "Progressive" Version [The Alternative Secret History of the World]

    07/13/2009 10:55:32 AM PDT · by Tolik · 13 replies · 1,369+ views
    Pajamas Media & The Peoples Cube ^ | July 3, 2007 | Oleg Atbashian
    On the eve of the celebration of the birth of the United States, Oleg Atbashian looks at our history through the competing lenses of progressivism and progress. Refusing to get bogged down in the merits of relativity, he finds freedom where equality fears to tread. Excuse me while I question your patriotism, progressive comrades. The Fourth of July is coming and you will not be celebrating it — not with the same thoughts and emotions as the rest of your countrymen. If you have been undermining this country for most of the year, why should this day be different?A critical...
  • Biased Pop History

    01/02/2009 12:51:43 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies · 612+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/02/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Objectivity is impossible and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable, because if you have any kind of a social aim, if you think history should serve society in some way; should serve the progress of the human race; should serve justice in some way, then it requires that you should make your selection on the basis of what you think will advance causes of humanity." ~ Howard Zinn (One of academia's favorite historians.)
  • THE ZINN SCHOOL OF THOUGHT - NO THANKS

    11/26/2008 7:49:04 PM PST · by andrew roman · 12 replies · 877+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 26 November 2008 | Andrew Roman
    When asked in 2006 on Dennis Prager's radio show if he thought the United States, on balance, has predominantly been a force for good or bad in the world, Howard Zinn, well-known leftist, historian and America-hater, answered: "Probably more bad than good. We've done some good, of course ... but we have done too many bad things in the world. If you look at the way we have used our armed force throughout our history - first, destroying the Indian communities of this continent and annihilating Indian tribes ..." ...followed by a whole lot of blah, blah, blah.(Like you didn’t...
  • Lousy Commie Book to Become Lousy Commie Movie

    09/11/2008 2:28:58 PM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 11, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    kumrads die because they're told) kumrads die before they're old (kumrads aren't afraid to die kumrads don't and kumrads won't believe in life)and death knows whie (all good kumrads you can tell by their altruistic smell moscow pipes good kumrads dance) kumrads enjoy s.freud knows whoy the hope that you may mess your pance every kumrad is a bit of quite unmitigated hate (travelling in a futile groove god knows why) and so do i (because they are afraid to love -e.e. cummings * * * * *Marxist historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is being...
  • HateAmericans Filming A Little Of The Ole’ HateAmerica

    09/11/2008 10:45:26 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 3 replies · 185+ views
    dirtyharrysplace.com ^ | September 11th, 2008 | DirtyHarry
    HateAmericans Filming A Little Of The Ole’ HateAmerica Posted by Dirty Harry on Thursday, September 11th, 2008 Honestly, I’m here all week and ready to debate anyone who wants to argue that liberal Hollywood’s money-driven …waiting … waiting … waiting … Historian Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” is being adapted into a feature documentary. Called “The People Speak,” the documentary will feature dramatic readings and live musical performances from the likes of Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, David Strathairn, Marisa Tomei Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Michael Ealy and Kerry Washington. Four performances in Boston at...