First, I encounter the wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne, who offers the following in the dead tree version of Parade magazine, buried underneath the Gander Mountain circular in today's paper:
I'm not the Bono of metal. If you're an entertainer, be an entertainer. If you want to be a politician, join the rest of the [bleeps].
Truth to power, baby. Meanwhile, R.S. McCain reads Howard Zinn's FBI file and learns a few things:
What is important to note here is that Zinn evidently joined the Kremlin-controlled CPUSA not during the “Popular Front” era of the 1930s — when many idealists were seduced — but after the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in which Stalin cruelly and cynically sacrificed Poland to the Nazis. Zinn was a card-carrying Commie who advocated Marxism-Leninism after the Red Army’s ”Iron Curtain” occupation of Eastern Europe, after the treachery of the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss had been revealed, and even during the height of Stalin’s anti-Semitic “Doctors’ Plot” purge!
If you were ever subjected to Howard Zinn's worldview as part of your formal education, and I was, this might have been good to know, doncha think? There's more -- a whole lot more -- at the link.