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Howard Zinn, R.I.P.

The left-wing popular historian has died. Unless something else comes out, his contribution to a symposium in The Nation on Year One of the Age of Obama will be his final public utterance:

I think people are dazzled by Obama’s rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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