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Is "The Politics of History" by Howard Zinn recommended reading for a Muslim activist?

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Is The Politics of History by Howard Zinn recommended reading for a Muslim activist?

The Politics of History by Howard Zinn is well worth reading, as it has some excellent perspectives on how history is little more than a narrative, determined by what is selected, emphasized and ignored - as opposed to the traditional view of it being an impartial take on facts.

Zinn, an American Professor of History, published this in the 1970s but it still resonates today - his key argument, supported with a number of cases, is historians utilised double-standards when covering history, serving a propagandistic role camouflaging the evil of elites, whilst claiming to be objective and neutral.

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