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02 August 2010 @ 11:16

Howard Zinn is most famous as the author of A People’s History Of The United States, a book that is well-regarded by the elite Establishment and is used in a good number of high schools and colleges as a history textbook.

His FBI file has been released and, if there is any justice in this world, he will be, from now on, most famous [and infamous] for the fact that he was an active , full-fledged member of the Communist Party.

Starting last week, Stacy McCain began sifting through Zinn’s file and alerting us to the proofs of the professor’s involvement in the CPUSA.  Today, he has provided a very informative summary of the revelations over at The American Spectator.  A highlight:

Zinn’s 21st-century influence takes on a new aspect in light of the FBI’s revelation of his Communist Party activities. Anyone might have innocently joined a Communist “front” group — indeed, during his New Deal years as a self-described “hemophiliac liberal,” Ronald Reagan had naively joined two such groups. But Zinn was implicated as a member of multiple Communist fronts and, tellingly, was a local officer of the American Veterans Committee at the very time when that group was identified as having been taken over by Communists. Given the preponderance of evidence, it is difficult to dispute J. Edgar Hoover’s conclusion that Zinn was no mere sympathizer or “fellow traveler,” but was indeed an active CPUSA member in the late 1940s and early ’50s.

The timing of Zinn’s Communist involvement is also important….

Indeed it is:

…The Communist Party that Zinn joined was already widely recognized as the agent of an aggressive tyranny, in thrall to the paranoid dictator Stalin. Zinn evidently pursued his CPUSA activism even after the Soviets exploded their first atomic weapon in 1949 and after the Cold War turned hot with the June 1950 outbreak of the Korean War.

By this time, people knew of the brutality of Stalin and that he was a mass murderer.  This is the Party Zinn joined.  And he was involved long enough to know that Stalin was providing the funding and materials to the CPUSA.

Please do take the time to read Stacy’s TAS summary.  And then, I would urge you to read the posting at his site which goes into much more of the details of the file.  From that latter posting:

What we see in all this, then, is how Zinn’s career forms a major thread in a rope that connects ’60s radicalism back to the Stalinism of the 1940s and ’50s. Zinn was a consistent advocate of Marxist-Leninist doctrine throughout his career, and it is amazing that his teachings — his anti-American history – are so popular nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

America won the Cold War, but the Communists won the campuses.

And the descendants of people like the traitorous Zinn are the professors who are still actively trying to poison the minds of our sons and daughters.

Some of you may be saying ‘Yeah, so what?  I’m not surprised at any of this’.  Neither am I [having studied Russia and the Bolshevik regime for over thirty years], but, as Stacy puts it:

…Not everyone is grasping the significance of Zinn actually joining the CPUSA circa 1946-53, when the Soviet Union was in the grip of Stalin’s paranoia and America was awakening to the nuclear terror of the dawning Cold War.

Zinn joined when it was clear that Stalin and his Apparatchiks were slaughtering millions of Russians, Eastern Europeans, and Jews.  He knew of the gulags and yet he still joined.  He then went on to join the long red march through the academic institutions of America and gain a voice in respectable society.  While there is no evidence as yet that he was a spy for the Soviets, it is clear that he committed Treason against The United States Of America.  Now we have enough proof of this to see that his writings are no longer taught in our educational institutions, except as examples of treasonous behavior and of the secret war that has been and is being waged from within by a fifth column.

Bravo, Stacy.

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