"Objectivity is impossible,” Zinn once remarked, “and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable, because if you have any kind of a social aim, if you think history should serve society in some way; should serve the progress of the human race; should serve justice in some way, then it requires that you make your selection on the basis of what you think will advance causes of humanity.”
Howard Zinn is to history what Al Gore is to Global Warming. Facts are trivial for both. Indeed both simply ignore anything that doesn't advance their personal agenda. But the noted America hater is dead. Um, Zinn, not Gore.