Not that I am at all surprised, but it is now official that Howard Zinn wasn't just trying to heavy-handedly (and often incorrectly) point out our nation's foibles. He was trying to bring our nation down.
Howard Zinn's FBI file has been made public after a FOIA request was made, and it turns out that Zinn was a member of the Communist Party USA, which was funded and controlled by the Soviet government in Moscow. Not only was he a devoted member who attended meetings up to five times a week, but he was a devoted member at a time when it was very well known that the communists in Europe and China had exterminated millions of people simply for not wanting to live under communism. And Howard Zinn supported these bloodthirsty monsters.
I watched much of that piece-of-crap History Channel special, The People Speak, and I don't ever remember being informed about this part of Howard Zinn's background anytime during the show. It must have slipped their minds.
I know of so many teachers who just adore A People's History of the United States. If they continue to use or recommend that book in their classroom, then shame on them.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson