What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 27, 2010

Howard Zinn (1922 - 2010)

From The Boston Globe:
Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87.

“His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our lives,” Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, once wrote of Dr. Zinn. “When action has been called for, one could always be confident that he would be on the front lines, an example and trustworthy guide.”
Zinn said, "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."

Celebrate Howard Zinn. Go read A People's History of the United States.


Maria said...



Maria said...

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” -- Howard Zinn

Heir to the Throne said...

Zinn said, "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
According to leading progressive mind John Kerry and Independent Jesse Ventura it was Thomas Jefferson who said it first.
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."

Heir to the Throne said...

Any chance Zinn will not a hypocrite and release all his works to the public domain upon his death?