F' for Fraud: A Radical's Tale & a Scholar's Reproach

A Review of Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America by Mary Grabar

As a teen growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, Howard Zinn was invited to a political demonstration in Times Square. He found himself agreeing with the protestors, and from that moment on, he was, in his own words, "no longer a liberal [but] a radical, believing that something was fundamentally wrong in this country." After serving as a bombardier in World War II, he studied history and politics on the GI Bill and then taught history at Spelman College in Atlanta, from which he was fired, and Boston University, where he remained until he retired in 1988.

In 1980, he published his magnum opus, A People's History of the United States. The hefty 700-plus-page tome was to be a "new kind of...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #51, Winter 2019 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo51/f-for-fraud-a-radicals-tale-amp-a-scholars-reproach

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