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What about Howard Zinn?

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in response to reader comment: Judaizing" the Arab-Israelis

Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Mar 23, 2012 at 20:22

Howard Zinn was an American historian that wrote a lengthy tome of American history without a page with anything good said about America. One should not speak ill of the dead, but somehow he deserves it He never had anything good to say about his country. The last time I visited Wellfleet on Cape Cod, the much celebrated Zinn has been invited by the intellectual elite community there to speak at their library.

And there is Noam Chomsky and others. We are not as strict in the US about disloyalty as you seem to want the Israelis to be. Israel for that matter would have to do something about the entire social sciences faculties on Israeli campuses according to Steven Plaut.

Ilan Pappe'one of the post modern revisionists was last seen spreading his poison at Harvard at the March 3,4 conference, still an Israeli citizen to my best understanding, although he dedicated a book to his two sons with the hope for Israel's demise so they wouldn't have to grow up in it. He left Israel after it was discovered that a doctoral candidate he was mentoring had presented a thesis blaming the Israeli army with a massacre at Tantura that had never before been discovered. When sued by the Israeli forces at that battle for libel, he admitted there was no evidence in support of it. His University investigated and revoked his degree.

Ditto for Professor Neve Gordon who supports boycotts of Israel, including his own University. I was told by Dr. Michael Oren in a brief meeting with him at a State Department of the US in a meeting on US documents on the history of the Six Day War, that in order to get his own degree, he had to move to the US, because he topic of his thesis was too pro zionist. See also, Catherine Glick,, Of Intelectual Bondage. Its on the internet. Dr. Oren is now Israeli Ambassador to the US. Read his wonderful account of the Six Day War and also his history of American relations with the Middle East from 1776 to the present.


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