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Howard Zinn

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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn is the author of A People’s History of the United States and, most recently, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress.


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Spelman College girls are still “nice,” but not enough to keep them from walking up and down, carrying picket signs, in front of supermarkets in the heart of Atlanta.

A report from the front lines of the civil rights battle in Greenwood, Mississippi--a very dangerous place to be.

Edward Rothstein separates Studs Terkel's politics from his oral history, proving he doesn't understand the man's legacy at all.

Take a tip from the New Deal: invest that $700 billion in jobs and mortgage aid for those who need it most.

How refreshing it would be if a presidential candidate reminded us of the experience of the New Deal.

This article was adapted from The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, www.theimpossible.org).

Parts of this essay also appeared in You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, in On History and on www.zmag.org.

What if we could see the Afghan dead as we've seen the September 11 victims?