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In Memoriam, Howard Zinn (1922-2010), excerpt from his "Second Thoughts on the First Amendment"

Howard Zinn, a tireless activist for civil rights and social justice, and a scholar who strove for clarity, passed, now 5 years ago, on the 27th of January 2010. 1,043 more words

Civil Rights

Howard Zinn and the Other Side of American History

Everyone knows that “history is written by the victors.” Many people will have also heard Lord Acton’s dictum that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Rather than being thought of as cliches, I would classify these two sayings as something closer to axiomatic principles of history, if such things exist. 5,006 more words


First Post -- "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train"

Few people can rival the moral courage and intellectual capacity of Howard Zinn. On days when I am feeling particularly discouraged with the current political situation, I find that listening or watching Professor Zinn always helps. 125 more words


What I Learned Today 12/16 & 12/17/14

History: Revolutions

Like the last chapter, people are unhappy. Some angry at taxes, but taxes just come from laws. Some rebels that used to revolt previosly did not join in on these new revolts. 427 more words


What I Learned Today 12/12/14


In history, slavery was one cruelest human acts. American slavery was worse than the slavery of other countries. For example, slaves were burned, hanged, and mutilated in all sorts of ways. 497 more words


Twenty Lessons I learned from My 40 Years of Teaching Social Justice

During the fall semester of 2014, I taught a Religion course at Berea College called “Poverty and Social Justice.” The course was personally significant because it rounded off 40 years of teaching at Berea, where my first class convened in 1974 – exactly 40 years ago. 1,521 more words

Current Issues

What You Understand Depends on Where You Stand

For Brent and Brett

On Daniel Berrigan’s Night Flight to Hanoi

Night Flight to Hanoi is an account of Jesuit Daniel Berrigan’s odyssey in late January and early February 1968, when he and historian Howard Zinn traveled to Hanoi as representatives of the American peace movement. 734 more words

The War-making State