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Howard Zinn’s History Lessons Michael Kazin ▪ Spring 2004

Howard Zinn’s History Lessons

Michael KazinSpring 2004

Every work of history, according to Howard Zinn, is a political document. He titled his thick survey “A People’s History” (A People’s History of the United States, 1492-Present ) so that no potential reader would wonder about his own point of view: “With all its limitations, it is a history disrespectful of governments and respectful of people’s movements of resistance.” 2,961 more words

A Punk’s History of Howard Zinn


Celebrity deaths elicit some strange reactions. I sometimes get wrapped up in mourning the loss and forget that I didn’t know the person. I was hit pretty hard by the deaths of Joe Strummer and Joey Ramone, even though I’d never met them and had no intention of meeting them. 1,686 more words


Movie screening of 'The People Speak' hits the mark in Berlin

‘I fell in love with all the rebel girls, although only two of them remain alive today’ says Victor Grossman, commenting especially on the women depicted in ‘ 359 more words


"If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion"*...

Standing at just under 17 inches, Gnome Chomsky, the Garden Noam clutches his classic books, ‘The Manufacture of Compost’ and ‘Hedgerows not Hegemony’ – with his open right hand ready to hold the political slogan of your choosing. 

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"A People's History of the United States"

What you learned in your high school history is class is wrong. Dangerously wrong. Obscenely wrong.

This book proves this. It is the anti-high school history class. 773 more words

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