Roger Kimball: Howard Zinn Professor of Contempt – National Review Online


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 […]

Unholy Alliance: Zinn, Chomsky, Bin Laden


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The ties that bind two leftist ideologues and an arch terrorist.

Three Blind Mice: Zinn, Chomsky, Bin Laden


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 [...]

Horowitz Questions Zinn Legacy on NPR


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.
Mr. HOROWITZ: Zinn represents a fringe mentality which has unfortunately [...]

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Marxist Professor Howard Zinn, 1922-2010


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Howard Zinn died Wednesday at the age of 87. He is best known for writing A People’s History of the United States (1980), a Marxist tract that describes America as a predatory and repressive capitalist state — sexist, racist, imperialist — that is run by a corporate ruling class for the benefit of the rich. A People’s History has […]

Of Ax Men and Astro Babes: The Decline of the History Channel, Part 2


Read Part 1 of this essay here
But it is the historical documentary that has drawn us to History over the years and the general excellence of these all too infrequent programs causes the buff to ask why more of this kind of intelligent, high quality fare can’t be produced. For instance, the recentWorld War [...]

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Oh, the Banality! The Suckiness of ‘The People Speak’


The History Channel presented a night of delight for lefty losers Sunday by airing “The People Speak,” a program developed by Marxist history professor Howard Zinn.
Of course, anyone with more than two ounces of brain matter was better occupied catching the season finale of Showtime’s “Dexter.”
In “Speak,” Zinn — author of the decidely anti-American but, [...]

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Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Fellow Zinnophiles Rant; America & Her Admirers Gag


I must admit I approached The History Channel’s presentation of “The People Speak” with a healthy dose of skepticism.  After all, a ‘documentary’ based upon the views of Marxist, revisionist American historian Howard Zinn isn’t exactly what I’d call a “must-see” event.  What I witnessed certainly lived down to my low expectations. One hare-brained actor [...]

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Confronting Howard Zinn’s Anti-American Matrix


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 [...]

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