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This is the grave of Howard Zinn. Born in 1922 in Brooklyn to Jewish immigrant parents, Zinn grew up as part of the immigrant working classes. His father was a ditch digger and window washer for awhile and then opened a candy store which barely provided enough money for the family to eat. Zinn’s parents […]

Banning Howard Zinn

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On July 17, 2013
I certainly have my critique of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States as a good history book, but it’s power and importance can’t be denied. And that’s why Mitch Daniels wanted it banned from state universities when he was governor of Indiana. Unfortunately for the good people of the Hoosier State, the […]

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On March 20, 2013

I certainly believe that Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is a deeply flawed book. It’s way too simplistic and polemical. Zinn was not much of a scholar and wrot

The Problems with Zinn

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On July 10, 2012
History News Network has a poll up right now asking readers to vote for the least credible history book in print. I’ve read two of the five: Zinn’s People History and Gavin Menzies’ 1421. The latter is the worst book I’ve ever read. It would be laughable if people didn’t actually cite it as evidence […]
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