Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Son Tom Is Goading Me

I got a text message "Howard Zinn died yesterday of heart attack. He was a 2nd LT in the Army Air Corps awarded the Air Medal. a bit of a liberal later in life"

I answered "A bit?"

He came back with "Just enough to coax John Silber into accusing him of arson and "poisoning academe" i included his WWII stats hoping you'd give him a shoutout on the blog"

Here you go, the guy was the king of revisionist historians. Untold students are being poisoned "America is Eeeeevil" nonsense. If you read lots of history and you read his, it's ok because you have context. My son is an avid reader, with a higher IQ than mine. So he read Zinn and I was fine with that. But for some, that is the only view of history they will have on certain subjects.


From the Yahoo article -
"In a 1998 interview with The Associated Press, Zinn acknowledged he was not trying to write an objective history, or a complete one. He called his book a response to traditional works, the first chapter — not the last — of a new kind of history."

Well then! Carry on! You've been a total success you assclown, it's not objective, nor is it complete!

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