Monday, September 18, 2006

To think that this guy is required reading

Howard Zinn is a professor emeritus from Boston University. His magnum opus, A Peoples' History of the United States, which essentially says that the U.S. is the worst thing that has ever been inflicted upon the world, is required reading in countless college and high school history classrooms all over the fruited plain. He is also a left-wing loon. What is worse, Zinn is worshipped by too many people who should know better. I will never forget the scene in Good Will Hunting (one of my all-time favorite movies), where Matt Damon's character tells Robin Williams' character that he needs to read Zinn's Peoples' History of the United States because, "That book will blow your hair back." Turns out that Damon lived next door to Zinn as a child and even provided the narration for PHOTUS when it went to tape/cd.

How interesting it was to read this interview between conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager and Howard Zinn. I love Dennis Prager. He pulls no punches, and he is a thoughtful, master interviewer. He really knows how to ask questions that get past the b.s. and force people to expose themselves for what they really are. In this interview, Prager gives Zinn no place to hide, and the professor emeritus comes off looking like the deranged naive nutball that he is. Enjoy!

Good Day to You, Sir


Dashboard said...

Hi Chanman,

You can hear this very interview on the following website:

It's H3 (3rd hour) on August 30th. I agree with you about Dennis Prager. He's my favorite talk radio host. Very smart.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

I had to read pieces of Zinn's book in my AP US class last year. It took all of my energy to get through a paragraph of his garbage.