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Zinn’s book was one of the very early books I read as I began to awaken. . . ~J

Thursday, September 03, 2015
Common Dreams
Matthew Kovac

Howard Zinn’s work is an instruction manual for challenging injustice – which is why it terrifies corporate elites

Zinn’s work is hardly a new target for right-wing censors, but every example of these censorship efforts have the beautifully unintended consequence of re-teaching us why his scholarship is so vital in the first place.

Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck is at it again. Back in 2013, Colbeck sponsored a bill calling for schools to institute a Patriot Week that would indoctrinate students with nationalist and militarist “history” lessons. Now, in a series of red-baiting Facebook posts, Colbeck is railing against late civil rights activist and historian Howard Zinn and the use of his book A People’s History of the United States in Michigan classrooms.

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