Howard Zinn RIP

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Howard Zinn RIP

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1CraigHodges
Gen 31, 2010, 11:56pm

Silence. Devotion. Lasting Respect.

2JemmyHope
Feb 2, 2010, 11:21am

Seconded

3Doug1943
Feb 6, 2010, 10:36am

The Howard Zinn I mourn is the one who dropped bombs on Nazis, but not the one who later repudiated fighting them. Even if he did drop them, as he then thought, in the service of Joseph Stalin. And certainly not the one who wrote a mendacious pseudo-history.

4JemmyHope
Feb 8, 2010, 5:57am

He would have been a remarkable bombardier had he been able to direct his ordnance at Nazis among the larger population. It was the bombing of innocent, even friendly,civilians that Zinn repudiated.
History and mendacity do tend to go hand in hand.
Having rejected Professor Zinn's account US history, perhaps you can recommend an honest and unbiased account of class conflict in that nation.

5JemmyHope
Feb 24, 2010, 6:57am

'Howard's unique success in drawing the actions and voices of unknown people from the depths to which they had largely been consigned has spawned extensive historical research following a similar path, focusing on critical periods of American history, and turning to the record in other countries as well, a very welcome development. It is not entirely novel -- there had been scholarly inquiries of particular topics before -- but nothing to compare with Howard's broad and incisive evocation of "history from below," compensating for critical omissions in how American history had been interpreted and conveyed.'
Noam Chomsky -
http://chomsky.info/articles/201002--.htm

6JemmyHope
Lug 31, 2010, 5:48am

FBI admits probing ‘radical’ historian Zinn for criticizing bureau -
http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0730/fbi-admits-probing-zinn-criticizing-bureau/

7lawpark
Set 22, 2011, 9:26pm

Thanks JemmyHope for posting the Chomsky article.

8JemmyHope
Set 23, 2011, 3:00pm

You're welcome.

9FrancoisTremblay
Set 23, 2011, 6:14pm

"The Howard Zinn I mourn is the one who dropped bombs on Nazis, but not the one who later repudiated fighting them. "

So you support murderers, and not people who repudiate murderers? Very strange. Are you a serial killer?