This morning I received a request from someone to connect with them on LinkedIn. I thought I had closed my LinkedIn account years ago so had a look and – surprise – it was still there – and I had some links.
In the process of messing about in there I appear to have sent linking invitations to many people - including possibly everyone in my address book – and people whose blogs I follow.
If you were one of these please ignore me – I have no intention of bringing my LinkedIn account to life and will likely never open it again.
I have acquired from Amazon ‘A People’s History of the United States’ by Howard Zinn.
I already know much more than any American knows about Australia – and more than many Americans know about America – but need to fill in the gaps.
Former Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels (now President of Purdue University) said of Howard Zinn:
“This terrible anti-American academic has finally passed away...The obits and commentaries mentioned his book, ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ is the ‘textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.’ It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history?”
If it makes a Republican so angry it obviously must be worth reading – and I am really looking forward to it.