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IUSB students protest Zinn ban

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- IUSB students are hitting the books to protest an attempted book ban by former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.


Daniels, who is now the President of Purdue University tried to ban Howard Zinn's works from the IU curriculum while he was governor by denying credits to courses that had Zinn's books on the syllabus.


Tuesday students held a "read in" that defended the writer's ordinary take-away from history.


"If a politician has the right to decide what books are read by citizens, that’s not Democracy. That’s not the American tradition. That’s not the democratic tradition," said Associate Professor of Labor Paul Mishler.


Zinn's most popular book is A People's History of the United States.

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