Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn, RIP

Howard Zinn, author of 'People's History' and left-wing historian, dies at 87 in California

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" became a million-selling alternative to mainstream texts and a favorite of such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen and Ben Affleck, died Wednesday. He was 87.

History has a way of installing rational perspective, thus replacing contemporary reactionary propoganda. Zinn will be judged accordingly and will be found wanting. In that, I have faith. He, just like Marx and Engles, espoused fantastical solutions to practical problems. Many in the ranks of the foolish glitterati found him to be a visionary, even though his postulations have been tried, and have failed miserably for nearly a century.

Zinn was neither an historian nor a scholar; he was a small man with simplistic ideas, designed for small, undeveloped and unthinking minds who feel to much and think too little.

Let he, as well as his psuedo-philosophy, reside in the rotting, compost bin of history to be eventually used as fertlizer for true human progess.

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