Mary Grabar, Resident Fellow of The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), was interviewed by The Epoch Times, an independent news organization devoted to reporting on “the best of humanity, the valuable lessons of history, and traditions that are beneficial for society.”  In beginning the interview, Fred J. Eckert, a former United States ambassador, asked the following: “What would you think if someone told you that the most popular textbook students in high schools and colleges in communist China rely upon for learning the history of their country was written by an ardent anti-communist who portrays Mao Zedong as a maniacal mass murderer and viciously demeans communism and its heroes while celebrating capitalism and the history and values of the United States?”

Eckert uses the absurdity of such a scenario to drive home the point of the insidious influence of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States on the teaching of American history in the United States.  Eckert calls Dr. Grabar’s Debunking Howard Zinn (Regnery, 2019), “a wake-up call blasting through our far-too-long dozing in silent acquiescence.”