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1. My opinion of #ColumbusDay changed when I read the first chapter of Zinn's The People's History of America. It's just devastating. The book has its problems but just that one chapter is enough to raise dozens of good questions for any reader.
2. The natural next thing to read, even if you don't like Zinn, is Lies My Teacher Told Me. It's shorter, more direct and each page is a "holy shit" of recognizing how much you took for granted from teachers when you were a child.

3. It's true history has many perspectives - but basic historiography explains this can be made transparent. To teach readers/students to ask more questions. What is History? By Carr is a great short and smart book about the traps of reading history. amazon.com/What-History-E…
4. History is always uphill as people prefer stories that make them feel good to hard truths. It's human nature.

The people most inspired by a story are the least interested in challenging it.

And it's rampant in the business and tech worlds too:

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