What has happened to this country that has taken us from "the last best hope of earth" to a country requiring an apologist as Commander in Chief. We seem to have lost sight of the big picture. Where would you rather live? Greece, or any EU country? China (filthy, scary)? The only viable candidates are New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and a few others. But even after our moronic mis-management of this country people here are better off than people any where else.
What Howard Zinn needs to understand is that no human endeavor is perfect. We are not God. But he needs to objectively compare this country to any other in the history of the world, THEN suggest any improvements that should be made.