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  • This Conservative Historian Took on Howard Zinn, Writing ‘A Patriot’s History’

    12/27/2014 4:29:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 25, 2014 | Kate Scanlon
    Larry Schweikart recently spoke at the Heritage Foundation about the newly released 10th anniversary edition of the book he co-authored with Michael Allen, “A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to America’s Age of Entitlement.” “A Patriot’s History” had a rather unusual journey from publication to fame; becoming a No.1 New York Times bestseller six years after its publication.Schweikart, a history professor at the University of Dayton, wrote the book in response to what he calls a lack of textbooks that “dealt accurately and fairly with American history.” Many of the existing classroom materials, he said,...
  • 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.
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • The New Toxic History

    11/29/2010 5:00:40 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 8 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 11-30-10 | Bill Randles
    Thou Shalt Not bear False Witness against thy neighbor (Exodus 20:16)You couldn't find a better group of people in history , than the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded the colony on Plymouth Rock. These were not adventurers, mercenaries, gold diggers or slavers , they were quiet, responsible families who wanted to worship God in freedom of conscience. They didn't set out to overthrow the Governments of England or Holland, where they lived , instead they sought to live quiet lives in all godliness and honesty, living simply and seeking to raise their children to live christian lives in every sense of...
  • 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...
  • Howard Zinn (from the FBI)

    08/01/2010 10:23:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The FBI ^ | 8/1/10 | staff
    On July 30, 2010, the FBI released one file with three sections totaling 423 pages on Howard Zinn, a best selling radical historian, teacher, playwright, and political activist. Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York and died at the age of 87 on January 27, 2010. As a young man he worked as a shipyard hand and served in the U. S. military as a bombardier during World War II. Returning from the war, he became involved in a number of left-wing political causes, some of them associated with the activities of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA).
  • 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...
  • Perspectives Of A Russian Immigrant (No. 7)

    03/08/2010 5:36:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 160+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 8, 2010 | SVETLANA KUNIN
    People often ask me why I left the Soviet Union. The real question is: How is it possible so many Americans ask such an absurd question? One seminal figure in the struggle for freedom in the USSR was Andrei Sakharov (1921-89), the leading figure in the development of the Soviet hydrogen bomb. A member of the Soviet elite, he enjoyed a better quality of life compared with most of his fellow citizens. Yet he witnessed the grotesque treatment of citizens who dared question government policies. From the early 1960s, he became a leading spokesman for human rights in the Soviet...
  • Homeschooling vs. Howard Zinn

    03/07/2010 11:04:40 AM PST · by AJKauf · 13 replies · 64+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • They come in threes: Celebrity Deaths

    01/30/2010 1:26:05 PM PST · by Corinthian Warrior · 54 replies · 1,421+ views
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    They come in threes - celebrity deaths: Will we have a trinity of nilhilists? Howard Zinn dies Jan 27. JD Salinger dies Jan 29. Who is next?
  • 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
  • 'People's History' author Howard Zinn dies at 87

    01/27/2010 5:09:44 PM PST · by wac3rd · 29 replies · 1,116+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1-27-10 | Hillel Italie
    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. (snip) 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...
  • Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

    01/27/2010 4:25:18 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 38 replies · 1,045+ views
    Boston.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | Mark Feeney, Globe Staff
    Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. "His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our lives," Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, once wrote of Dr. Zinn. "When action has been called for, one could always be confident that he would be...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • Anybody watching The People Speak on the History Channel?

    12/13/2009 6:48:09 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 30 replies · 1,962+ views
    vanity | 12-13-09 | Me
    Sorry for the vanity, but the few minutes that I have seen is disgusting!
  • Hollywood & Howard Zinn&#8217;s Marxist education project

    12/11/2009 1:10:19 PM PST · by gimme1ibertee · 18 replies · 561+ views
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | December 11,2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Hollywood & Howard Zinn’s Marxist education project by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 The two most important questions for society, according to the Greek philosopher Plato, are these: What will we teach our children? And who will teach them? Left-wing celebrities have teamed up with one of America’s most radical historians to take control of the classroom in the name of “social justice.” Parents, beware: This Hollywood-backed Marxist education project may be coming to a school near you. On Sunday, December 13, the History Channel will air “The People Speak” – a documentary based on Marxist academic Howard Zinn’s...
  • 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...
  • Howard Zinn's "The People Speak" -- on TV this Sunday

    12/11/2009 6:17:52 PM PST · by americanophile · 7 replies · 666+ views
    The Nation ^ | 12/08/09 | Jon Weiner
    The first time Howard Zinn's now-classic book "A People's History of the United States" appeared on TV was in "The Sopranos" on HBO, when Tony's teenage son A.J. came home from school with a copy of the book and told his parents that, according to Zinn, Columbus was a slaveowner and murderer. Tony got mad, and replied, "In this house Columbus is a hero. End of story!" That was 1999. This Sunday, Dec. 13, Zinn's "The People Speak" – the documentary inspired by his books "A People's History" and "Voices of a People's History," will be broadcast on the History...
  • 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...
  • Get Marxist Howard Zinn out of the Schools

    02/02/2009 3:28:06 PM PST · by Bob017 · 14 replies · 1,019+ views
    Dr Ian Jobling
    As was recently posted here, Howard Zinn's Marxist history book, 'A People’s History of the United States' is sometimes used in history classes. Try to figure out whether 'A People’s History' is being used in history classes in your school district or state—it will be used in upper-level classes, especially AP US history classes. There is a good chance that you will find it, since the book is quite popular in the education establishment. If the book is in use, send the model e-mail below or one of your own composition to your local school board, your state education department,...
  • 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...
  • The Execution of Britain

    06/06/2008 7:48:23 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 23 replies · 77+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 5 June 2008 | Paul Belien
    ...In an essay entitled Put away the flags, Howard Zinn, the Leftist author of the best-selling book A People's History of the United States, writes that "On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is not nationalism – that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder – one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?" He concludes that...
  • Put Away the Flags

    07/02/2007 10:46:00 AM PDT · by ColoCdn · 134 replies · 3,636+ views
    The Progressive ^ | 070107 | Howard Zinn
    On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is not nationalism -- that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder -- one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred? These ways of thinking -- cultivated, nurtured, indoctrinated from childhood on -- have been useful to those in power, and deadly for those out of power. National spirit can...
  • (Barf Alert)Neutrality not OK, Zinn tells listeners

    10/25/2006 9:20:17 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 13 replies · 560+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 10/25/2006 | Cassie Kornblau
    Howard Zinn, a celebrated American political scientist, addressed University of Wisconsin students at the Memorial Union Theater Tuesday about the importance of history and democracy to provide context to current issues in government and war. Zinn said his focus is on “clear” history, which he defined as making individual decisions about how to perceive historical and current events, because it makes people aware of their own interests. “It is a lie to say we are one great happy family with the same interest,” Zinn said. “Exxon and I do not have the same interests, and Bush and the soldiers do...
  • Zinnophobia

    04/14/2006 8:20:49 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 53 replies · 1,186+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    His book, A People’s History of the United States, has sold millions of copies but ask for it in your local bookstore and you may be lucky to find one copy. I did this little experiment here in Washington, D. C.—not an area known for its rock-ribbed conservatism—and literally had to blow the dust off of the jacket of the volume the clerk was able to unearth for me. Where I hear about Howard Zinn most frequently is in conversations with students and their parents who have encountered, usually not happily, the bard of Boston University for the first time...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or commission@nion.us News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: http://www.bushcommission.org An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • Operation Infinite Freep -Protest Ward Churchill at DePaul on October 20th

    10/07/2005 8:11:36 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 43 replies · 3,112+ views
    Ward Churchill is returning to the Midwest on October 20th. This time, he is going to a much more liberal bastion, Depaul University. He is not welcomed there by most of the people, however. We will be assisting local freepers and Depaul College Republicans in showing, once again, that fake indians who dishonor the victims of 9/11 and our troops are not welcome. Here is a flyer from Depaul University detailing when ward churchill will be coming, and where to go.
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...
  • GLOBAL ANTIWAR MOVEMENT DECLARES SUPPORT FOR TERRORISTS AGAINST US, UK

    06/27/2005 5:22:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies · 11,324+ views
    Monday, June 27, 2005 | Kristinn
    At the culmination of a gathering of global 'antiwar' groups in Istanbul to hold court on the liberation of Iraq led by the United States and the United Kingdom, the jurors who heard testimony against the liberators issued their findings which included a declaration of support for the terrorists in Iraq who are killing American, British and coalition soldiers and Iraqis.The World Tribunal on Iraq is endorsed by leading leftwing organizations from around the world including American-based groups like Not in Our Name Project, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink and International ANSWER.The war on terror has reached a...
  • US anti-war group vows sea of demonstrators at White House

    06/22/2005 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 59 replies · 2,205+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Wed June 1st | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US anti-war group vowed to surround the White House in a sea of demonstrators during coordinated protests scheduled to take place in Washington, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco on September 24. The ANSWER Coalition expects more than 100,000 people, from families of US soldiers to trade unions and diverse religious groups, to take part in the demonstrations against the war in Iraq.