I was struck by the aggrieved tone of Roger Kimball’s article on Howard Zinn (“Professor of Contempt,” February 22). I came across A People’s History of the United States a couple of decades ago just by chance. I enjoyed it not because it bashed the United States, but because it detailed the history of so many people whose stories were never part of the history I studied in high school and college. Instead of feeling bad about the U.S., I was uplifted by what I learned of the efforts and personal sacrifices and fortitude of so many Americans.
Just as when