Thursday, January 28, 2010

RIP Howard Zinn

If you've never read A People's History of the United States, now would be an excellent time to do so. Radical, controversial genius Howard Zinn passed away yesterday at the age of 87. A lifelong activist and celebrated revisionist, he spoke openly for the rights of those suffering from injustice, and worked to shed light on subjects left long hidden in the dark.

3 comments:

Karlo said...

He was a great man. I have immense respect for all he did.

Comrade Kevin said...

When I was in grad school, Zinn was considered too partisan and too indebted to a particular view of history for me to use him a source for a paper.

Dragon said...

nothing like a little grade school censorship. i'm sorry--you're not here to THINK, young man :P thinking puts ideas in your head, and then where would you be?