Although I understand and appreciate Orson’s take on Zinn’s death, I have to say that my own view on this ‘historian’ is less kind. Read this post by David Horowitz to get an idea of what I think of Zinn and his legacy.
What bothers me most about him, though, is that A People’s History of the United States is required reading material at most universities in America and in Europe. This even though it’s nothing more than a crappy piece of propaganda by a neo-communist apologist for totalitarians such as Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.
Zinn was a polemicist masquerading as a historian. Let’s keep that in mind whenever we talk about the guy.
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