• Debunking Howard Zinn

  • Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America
  • By: Mary Grabar
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (712 ratings)

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By: Mary Grabar
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Publisher's Summary

Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States has sold over 2.5 million copies and is still required reading in some high school and college classrooms. But its polemic rewriting of American history as a story of oppression is an agenda-driven fairy tale that has no place in academia. In Debunking Howard Zinn, Mary Grabar debunks Howard Zinn’s lies and traces the damage his mega-bestseller has done to American education, culture, and politics. 

©2019 Mary Grabar (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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SMUG - PERHAPS TOO SMUG

Does a good job going through the various inconsistencies with Howard Zinn's work (of which there are many) but gets a little hysterical at times. Shows a Charlie Kirk - like enthusiasm for telling the reader "socialism is bad, mmkay" and gets a little too close to defending slavery just to own the libs. Take it literally, but not seriously.

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Pure Alt-Right apologist.

Grabar does nothing to refute the fact that the National Guard and Federal troops massacred steel workers and coal miners. She makes excuses for what Westerners did to Native Americans by citing how violent the Native Americans were. She takes the ridiculous position that slavery wasn’t as bad in America as other places at the time. She then goes on to justify Japanese interment by citing a statement from a Swedish diplomat saying they were the nicest camps he’d ever visited. She opens with almost 2 hours of personal attacks on Zinn’s character then moves on to say that since he was a Communist anything he points out is wrong. Please don’t take my word for it. Listen to Zinn then listen to Grabar.

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really? big nope

I can't get past the first 5 minutes because the narrator is simply dripping with sarcasm and condescention...reminds me of a teenager acting like you're just stupid so I can't even listen to this. nope. maybe the content is decent...I'll never know.

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Fantastic takedown of Zinn

breakdown with sources, catching Zinn's plagiarism, half truths and outright lies. it's a shame this work has been adopted by educators so widely and used to shape a generation.

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Powerful rebuke to SJW propaganda

Zinn’s book was intended for Americans to hate their country and history. This book really exposes Zinn for the Marxist propagandist he is .

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Wow - Can you say, “Heavy Handed?”

I am a skeptic of Zinn but also a skeptic of much “whitewashed” mainstream history textbooks. I was hoping to hear a thoughtful, reasoned examination and if needed, refutation of Zinn. Instead it’s a screed from the beginning. I don’t think I can finish this.

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Zombie Soviet propaganda is eating America's brain.

Every student who was lied to by Zinn should read this important corrective. Our political divide seems mysterious to people who don't know the reach of Zinn's zombie Soviet propaganda. Once you know where the nonsense came from, the blame is clear.

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A must-read for parents of students

if you are a parent of a student that is required to read Howard zinn's books then this is a must-read.

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Thank goodness for this

Not sure why this wasn't published back in 1980 when Zinn's book was first released. It is a lot harder to change a person's mind when it has been manipulated in the way Zinn was able to manipulate children for the past couple of decades.

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not family friendly

I bought this book to help teach my kids the truth, but had to turn it over after a few minutes because the language was not something I wanted my kids listening to. very disappointing.

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  • 01-24-20

Good work

I was a bit skeptical that this woul be a right-wing propaganda work because Zinn and his followers were labeled as 'America-hating' in the introduction, but this is by no means a work of right-wing orthodoxy. The author defends the Democratic president Franklin Roosevelt against Howard Zinn's criticisms and wants no part of the campaign of Joseph McCarthy. But it also exposes a lot of the inaccuracies and mendacities in Zinn's work, which have become conventional wisdom for a lot of the intelligentsia.

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