RIP Howard Zinn

And of course Howard Zinn died yesterday. Bummer.

For those of you who don’t know, Zinn was a radical historian and told American history like it really was from the viewpoint of the oppressed populations.

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RIP J.D. Salinger

So I just found out that J.D. Salinger just died at the ripe old age of 91. He’ll be sorely missed, even though he published his last work in 1965. Catcher in the Rye was one of my favorite books when I was in high school. (How stereotypical is that? The countercultural loner who likes Catcher in the Rye.) Anyway, sad to hear he’s gone.