Legal Insurrection As we’ve reported, leftist historian Howard Zinn is the hero of Hollywood and the academic left. Now that Mitch Daniels, a conservative, is running Purdue and had the audacity to challenge the teachings of Zinn, some liberal professors are planning a Zinn read-in. Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.
An observance in adoration of the late historian Howard Zinn – a controversial Marxist known to spew anti-American, anti-Western opinions in his textbooks and an admitted social activist – has been organized by Purdue University professors, who have asked their peers across the country to take part in a Howard Zinn Read-In this November. The event aims to “symbolize the ongoing fightback in the United States against the privatization of public education,” “attacks on teachers and teachers unions,” and in defense of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, which protestors call “an important text for understanding the history of underrepresented populations.”