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Architects of Woke: Howard Zinn, Hollywood, & the Fairy Tale of American Evil

The Architects of Woke series takes aim at far-left post-modernist and Marxist thinkers and activists responsible for the spread of identity politics from college campuses to society at large.

The fifth episode, “Howard Zinn, Hollywood, & the Fairy Tale of American Evil,” covers the influence of the late Howard Zinn. Zinn was a historian and far-left political activist best known for authoring A People’s History of the United States, one of the most influential history books in both secondary and higher education. A member of the Communist Party USA at the time when Stalin was enslaving half of Europe, Zinn ignored that colonialism as he focused A People’s History of the United States on the supposed horrors in American history from Columbus onward. Zinn’s narrative painted a false and simplistic caricature of America’s origins that has spread throughout Hollywood and our culture…

To learn more about Howard Zinn, check out the following links:

Right-Wing Criticism of Zinn

Left-Wing Criticism of Zinn

Left-Wing Defense of Zinn


About the Series

The Architects of Woke is hosted and directed by filmmaker Rob Montz. Montz is the co-founder and CEO of Good Kid Productions. His online documentary work has attracted millions of views and coverage in major outlets, including the Economist, USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Adam Carolla Podcast. His 2017 documentary Silence U. PT 2: What Has Yale Become?, published on We the Internet TV, won the 2018 Reason Video Prize.

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