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« on: December 17, 2009, 11:05:03 pm »
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I'm on Chapter 21.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 11:46:53 pm »
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Howard Zinn is my favorite.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 06:25:28 am »
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I hate that book with a passion, it and all of its ilk. Its basically History as emotionalist-sentimental porn.
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As I have noted before 'paradigm shift' is an anagram of 'grasp dim faith'
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 09:26:56 am »
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I read it all. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 10:16:22 am »
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I bought the book, but still didn't start to read it. Actually, it's the case of 90% of my books. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 07:25:16 pm »
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I don't particularly like Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States"

It is too polemical. I would much rather read a factual book that I as a reader can interpret for myself.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 07:55:37 pm »
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Read it in mid-2004? It's a good book from a left/liberal PoV. Michael Parenti is better however.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 05:47:07 pm »
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Might get it eventually. Knee-deep in Atlas Shrugged right now.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 05:57:53 pm »
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I hate that book with a passion, it and all of its ilk. Its basically History as emotionalist-sentimental porn.

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Agreed. It's a 101 on how not to comment on history.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 07:03:13 pm »
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Read it a couple years ago, enjoyed it thoroughly
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 04:45:33 pm »
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I hate that book with a passion, it and all of its ilk. Its basically History as emotionalist-sentimental porn.

it comes with strong recommendation from Will Hunting.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 07:36:07 pm »
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I hate that book with a passion, it and all of its ilk. Its basically History as emotionalist-sentimental porn.

it comes with strong recommendation from Will Hunting.

And Jason Bourne.

I didn't really enjoy it. It's as if Zinn literally looked at every historical event in our nation's history and said "what if the other guys were the good guys?" It's as if he simply assumes that if WASPS did something it was automatically bad. He was a gifted writer and a pretty smart dude, but his premiss is misguided. In some circumstances he's right, but in most he just comes off as totally ideologically driven.

Also, for some good laughs check out the cartoon edition. That is if you want to see a snarling Teddy Roosevelt killing Cubans.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 02:02:36 pm »
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I hate that book with a passion, it and all of its ilk. Its basically History as emotionalist-sentimental porn.

Regardless, it is far more accurate than the more mainstream narrative.
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 02:15:53 pm »
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I hate that book with a passion, it and all of its ilk. Its basically History as emotionalist-sentimental porn.

Regardless, it is far more accurate than the more mainstream narrative.

Not really. It just excludes different things.
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