A Wicked Man? No, a Fool with Wicked Ideas


I’ve been uncomfortable with one characterization in my blog on Howard Zinn, and have decided I want to correct and will ask our editor David Swindle to do so in the original text. This brief blog is by way of explanation. I’m uncomfortable with calling Zinn a “wicked man” and thereby putting him in the [...]

Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave?


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Here’s what I really said about the lifelong Stalinist and propagandist.

Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave?


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 [...]

Lord of the Rings Commentary by Howard Zinn & Noam Chomsky


If we were living in Middle Earth what would Zinn and Chomsky’s political commentary sound like?
McSweeney’s presents the unused DVD commentary recorded by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky for The Fellowship of the Ring (platinum series extended edition, natch):
Chomsky: A terrible thing the Orcs do here, isn’t it? They destroy nature. But again, what have [...]

A People’s History of Howard Zinn – The New Ledger


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 […]

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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Leftist Heads Explode Over Howard Zinn’s Death


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 [...]

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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 […]

The Good, the Bad, and Oliver Stone, Part 3: Liberalizing Our Minds


Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2 of The Good, The Bad, and Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone is nothing if not controversial, and we can expect no less from his documentary series for Showtime, “Secret History of America,” to be aired later this year:
I don’t want to put out conventional History Channel product [...]

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Susan Sarandon


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Excerpt from the Susan Sarandon profile: … Sarandon was a member and financial supporter of Not In Our Name (NION), the Revolutionary Communist Party-led project whose “Statement of Conscience” condemned not only the Bush administration’s “stark new measures of repression,” but also its “unjust, immoral, illegitimate, [and] openly imperial policy towards the world.” According to NION, it is the […]