Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

We note that the left-wing polemicist Howard Zinn has died, of a heart attack, at the age of 87.

Professor Zinn, in whose eyes the United States of America was clearly the focus of evil in the modern world, was a familiar sight in my adopted hometown of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, where he was lionized by the town’s sizable part-time population of aging red-diaper Progressives (as is his friend and fellow-traveler Noam Chomsky, another longtime resident). I imagine the black bunting is going up already along Main Street; I have a feeling I’ll be spending the summer trying to contain myself.

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  1. Sorry to hear you’re under the weather, hope you’re feeling better. This might cheer you up, especially the comments:

    Oliver has provoked just about every ‘fruit ‘n’ nut’ case in the world. He has another go at Zinn today.

    Posted January 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Thanks, David!

    Yes, that thread is about what one would expect. There seems to be very little neutral ground…

    Posted January 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Permalink