Exposing Howard Zinn’s Fake History of America

Mary Grabar joined me for a conversation about her new book on the way in which Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States has warped Americans’ understanding of our nation’s history.

Mary Grabar is a resident fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization and the founder of the Dissident Prof Education Project. She taught for twenty years at the college level, and she has written and lectured widely on the problems facing American education.

We talked about the kinds of rhetorical techniques Zinn used to promote his moralizing critique of America from Columbus to the Vietnam War, and how his vision of America as essentially corrupt has been promulgated in our schools.

How did Zinn manage to capture the imagination of so many Americans? How can we counter his Manichaean vision of American history in the classroom and in the culture at large?

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  1. I was taught Howard Zinn's history in high school. It was given to me alongside the history textbook and taught to me as "an alternative perspective." Little did I know then how much of a lie it was!

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