A People's History of the United States

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  1. ArmedAndVegan

    ArmedAndVegan New Member

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    Anyone read this book?

    I am now, and it is glorious. It is written by Howard Zinn and full of people's accounts of uprisings and rebellion, and the truth behind America's success through oppression and British colonialism.

    READ IT.
     

  2. ArmedAndVegan

    ArmedAndVegan New Member

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    Yup yup. Buy it, read it, give a copy to a friend.
     
  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    This is the Left Wing blame-America-first anti-America history I move to other sections and hide behind other books at the book stores. A real POS and a still-published Lefty favorite. The title gives its lack of credibility away and as to its reviewer, well, I believe that might too...
     
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  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    That is the most angry hate America book I have ever seen. This is the bible of the Left. If you are a white American and you hate your ancestors you will enjoy this book.:(
     
  5. John_Deer

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    It appears that Zinn was a nut job. Then again a lot of people consider us to be nut jobs. Read the book, learn how a left wing nut job thinks. It helps to deal with people if you know where they are coming from.
     
  6. TLuker

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    Would someone give some examples?


    I personally think that a lot of American history needs to be re-examined and I do like history books with a different point of view. For example slaves aren't recognized nearly enough for their contributions to this country. At the same time everything needs to be in context. A book that focuses only on how bad slavery was and neglects how hard life was for everyone during that period doesn't give an accurate view of slavery or that period. I'm in no way trying sugar coat how bad slavery was just pointing out that everything needs to be put into context in order to actually learn anything. A book that focuses only on the bad things also fails to put things into context.

    I'm guessing that I wouldn't like this book and that things aren't in context. So would someone please offer some specifics to keep me from buying a bad book? :)
     
  7. Overkill0084

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    Sure, in much the same way one studies Marx's & Mao's writings.
    But you have to read Atlas Shrugged.
    Interesting side note:

    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/mark-tapson/matt-damon-brings-howard-zinn-to-life/

    Excerpt:
    That Zinn fellow, a real philosopher poet that guy.
     
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  8. HockaLouis

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    Actually, Mao (Little Red Book) proposed you STEAL the book from the book store, a capitalist one or otherwise -- such would undermine any structure that impedes the dictatorship of the proletariat and any true revolutionary from the path of serving the state and thereby international socialism. Any means to the end is justified, you just shouldn't be caught or you will pay. M a t t D a m o n would agree.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUa5oHgYV2k[/ame]
     
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  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Armed and Vegan? Do you really own a gun? Seattle? Please. I smell a troll.
     
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