July 20, 2013

ROGER KIMBALL: Mitch Daniels vs. Howard Zinn. Daniels Wins. “The AP story is a sort of hit job, intended to discredit Daniels who is coming up for his six-month review as head of Purdue University. Its actual effect, on me, anyway, was to increase my already high esteem for the man. Here is a chap that not only saved the state of Indiana from the fiscal nightmare that leftist-run states like Illinois and Michigan are suffering (remember Detroit?), but he is also someone who can spot a Communist fraud at 100 paces and isn’t afraid to say that left-wing propaganda is not the same as history and should not be purveyed as such on the taxpayer’s dime. Zinn’s book, wrote Daniels in one of those emails, ‘is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page.’ That’s exactly right.”