October 19, 2021

Howard Zinn, rewriting of history, A People’s History of the United States & Re-Imagining America

Glenn Beck shared his personal copy of Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States and the new college push to Re-Imagining America. Beck goes into a movement that has been happening in academia for a long time and is making it into pop culture. For example Matt Damon pushing Zinn’s revisionist history book about America in Good Will Hunting. If the progressives continue down this road they can rewrite or reimaging America’s history so they can change our future. Thanks to money form George Soros and your tax dollars this progressive movement is growing at a rapid pace. Glenn also shared a book called On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left. Beck also shared the story of Goebbels’ Titanic cinematic disaster movie and how the Nazi reimagined that story to fit their agenda (you can watch it below).

Click here for Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States

Click here for On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left

From Publishers Weekly
According to this classic of revisionist American history, narratives of national unity and progress are a smoke screen disguising the ceaseless conflict between elites and the masses whom they oppress and exploit. Historian Zinn sides with the latter group in chronicling Indians’ struggle against Europeans, blacks’ struggle against racism, women’s struggle against patriarchy, and workers’ struggle against capitalists. First published in 1980, the volume sums up decades of post-war scholarship into a definitive statement of leftist, multicultural, anti-imperialist historiography. This edition updates that project with new chapters on the Clinton and Bush presidencies, which deplore Clinton’s pro-business agenda, celebrate the 1999 Seattle anti-globalization protests and apologize for previous editions’ slighting of the struggles of Latinos and gays. Zinn’s work is an vital corrective to triumphalist accounts, but his uncompromising radicalism shades, at times, into cynicism. Zinn views the Bill of Rights, universal suffrage, affirmative action and collective bargaining not as fundamental (albeit imperfect) extensions of freedom, but as tactical concessions by monied elites to defuse and contain more revolutionary impulses; voting, in fact, is but the most insidious of the “controls.” It’s too bad that Zinn dismisses two centuries of talk about “patriotism, democracy, national interest” as mere “slogans” and “pretense,” because the history he recounts is in large part the effort of downtrodden people to claim these ideals for their own. (Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Watch Goebbels Titanic

Click here to read an article written in the Times of Israel “Goebbels’ ‘Titanic’ cinematic disaster turns 70″

On Your Marx:
Why-and how-does Marx speak to our day? Seeking to reestablish the link between Marx, socialism, and the Left, this book negotiates the common ground between orthodox marxism and postmarxism to show how a reading of Marx elaborates the present. More than a claim about how Marx might be read for relevance, this book is also a forceful statement about how theory relates to political project and organization.

What, Randy Martin asks, does Marx have to say to the discourses of radical democracy, postmodernism, and globalization-all of which purport to solve problems that emerge in Marx’s writings? A reading of Marx can in fact disclose the limitations of the contemporary modes of criticism, identifying the difficult conceptual problems that cannot be avoided or overcome. Using readings of Marx to restage contemporary political discussions, On Your Marx reengages orthodox and postmarxist understandings in a critical and constructive conversation. In doing so, the book points to powerful new alliances between cultural and political theorists and activists, opening new possibilities for mobilization and social justice. Randy Martin is associate dean of faculty and interdisciplinary programs and professor of art and public policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is also the coeditor of the journal Social Text. (Amazon.com)