Ronald Radosh, Professor of History Emeritus at the City University of New York, praises Mary Grabar’s Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America (Regnery, 2019) for performing “a great service in writing the first serious book exposing Zinn’s [bogus] scholarship.” Professor Radosh reviews the book for Law & Liberty, a website, sponsored by Liberty Fund, which is devoted to “the classical liberal tradition of law and political thought and how it shapes a society of free and responsible persons.”
In the review, Radosh points out that although critics of what Zinn had done to the study of history existed, even on the left, before the publication of Dr. Grabar’s book, they went largely unheeded. Zinn’s propagandistic People’s History of the United States has sold more than two million copies. Its insinuation into high school and college curricula stands as a truly remarkable phenomenon, one that indicts the educational establishment. One of the great strengths of Grabar’s book, Radosh stresses, is its delineation of how Zinn’s interpretations have influenced “progressive” interpretations of everything from Christopher Columbus to the Cold War.
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