Friends, we all know that Matt Taibbi is extremely talented. But for this Thanksgiving, he outdid himself. Please read this extraordinarily well-written piece. The way Taibbi takes apart the horrid Howard Zinn is priceless. Every year I meet the class of freshmen brainwashed into the cult of Zinn, and it’s a sad struggle to get their jellied brains to process anything.
A single quote from the article:
We don’t ask Russians how they can sit around the yelochka every New Year and open presents knowing that Ivan the Terrible used to roast prisoners in giant frying pans, or how they can smoke Belomorkanal cigarettes knowing the real White Sea canal is filled with the bones of slave laborers. I think even most MSNBC anchors would agree, that would be stupid. But we do this to ourselves all the time now, and every year it gets worse.
Do read the whole thing. It’s hardcore good.