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alex beam

A foolish attempt to purge Howard Zinn

If Howard Zinn hadn’t existed, the conservative commentariat might have had to invent him. The late Boston University professor, activist, and textbook author was and is a one-man, target-rich environment for right-wing ideologues.

Fellow traveler; honorary laureate of the University of Havana; author of the Hollywood-approved, best-selling “People’s History of the United States.” If you’re pitching from the right side of the mound, what’s not to hate?

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