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Zinnophobia: The Battle Over History in Education, Politics, and Scholarship by [David Detmer]

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To say Detmer "struck gold" would be an understatement, as this book is a very closely researched and well-thought out examination of its subject in various manifestations. In short, I think it's fair to say that David Detmer has not only successfully defended Howard Zinn and his work, but assertively embraced Zinn's approach to historical work. He certainly has embraced critical thinking and sober reflection over the ideological blatherings of Zinn's critics and their ilk.-Kim Scipes,

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  • In his life and work, Howard Zinn made an immeasurable contribution to a more educated, enlightened, and civilized generation of Americans, more aware of the authentic history of their country and inspired by his example of courage and integrity. While justly honored and admired for his accomplishments, these also aroused bitter resentment and anger in certain circles, and he was subjected to venomous, contemptible attacks. The critiques and vituperation are subjected to rigorous and informed exposure and refutation in this spirited and comprehensive defense of one of the most admirable figures of the modern period. A major contribution to bringing Zinn's great contributions to even broader public attention, and exposing features of intellectual and political culture that are of no little interest.~ Noam Chomsky
  • I've been waiting for this book! Howard Zinn's remarkably passionate and erudite work has attracted a huge readership, even while it has also been the target of shrill attacks by both politicians and academics, and not only rightwing academics. Now finally David Detmer has stepped up to the plate on Zinn's behalf with a calm and careful dissection of the logic and evidence, and Zinn emerges as he should, unscathed and indeed triumphant! ~ Frances Fox Piven
  • David Detmer, a philosopher, has done what no historian to date has accomplished--he has undertaken a systematic examination of Zinn's critics' arguments against him and basically has dismantled them. In the process he offers a clinic on how to evaluate the validity of other people's arguments....... Detmer has done justice to the complexity of Howard Zinn's work and has evaluated Zinn's critics fairly, if unsparingly....... The book is written in clear and compelling prose--it would be accessible to undergraduate students and could be used in History methods classes, in courses on critical thinking, and I would not be averse to assigning it in a graduate seminar. Susan Curtis, Professor of History and American Studies, Purdue University
  • Detmer offers a fascinating look at the anti-liberal prejudices of Mitch Daniels, a powerful politician turned university president. He exposes the uneducated foundation of Daniels' hatred for Howard Zinn, and...reveals insights about broader attacks on intellectual freedom. But this is also a hopeful story, because the revelation of Daniels' attempted censorship sparked a new wave of interest in Zinn's work and the opportunity to examine his writings and his critics. ~ John K. Wilson, author President Trump Unveiled: Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07H458KNS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zero Books (September 28, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 28, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8001 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 601 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 178535678X
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