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Howard Zinn dead at 87

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By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 08:38 AM

Tinseltown’s favorite Marxist historian passed away after a heart attack yesterday while traveling in Santa Monica, according to the Boston Globe:

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as “A People’s History of the United States,” inspired young and old to rethink the way textbooks present the American experience, died today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling. He was 87.

His daughter, Myla Kabat-Zinn of Lexington, said he suffered a heart attack.

“He’s made an amazing contribution to American intellectual and moral culture,” Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, said tonight. “He’s changed the conscience of America in a highly constructive way. I really can’t think of anyone I can compare him to in this respect.”

…As he wrote in his autobiography, “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train” (1994), “From the start, my teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to other points of view, but I wanted more than ‘objectivity'; I wanted students to leave my classes not just better informed, but more prepared to relinquish the safety of silence, more prepared to speak up, to act against injustice wherever they saw it. This, of course, was a recipe for trouble.”

His social justice legacy lives on in Hollywood, the White House, and in classrooms across the country. Immunize your children early and often.

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Background:

Hollywood & Howard Zinn’s Marxist education project

“Social Justice” for grade-schoolers: The Howard Zinn Education Project

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