Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn was born in 1922 and died 2010. He was a historian and a playwright. He taught at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, then at Boston University. He was active in the civil rights movement, and in the movement against the Vietnam war. He has written many books, his best known being A People`s History of the United States. His many books include You Can`t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (a memori), The Zinn Reader, The Future of History (interviews with David Barsamian) and Marx in Soho (a play), and many more...


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The Problem is Civil Obedience

Lincoln and Emancipation

Hiroshima: Breaking the Silence

‘One Long Struggle for Justice’

Untold Truths About the American Revolution

Changing Obama’s Military Mindset

“I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK”

Sacco and Vanzetti


The Bomb

Three Strikes: The Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century

A People’s History of American Empire

A People’s History of the United States

Artists in a Time of War (AK Press Audio)


Anarchism & Marxism

Howard Zinn’s Personal Philosophy

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

Three Holy Wars: Progressive’s 100 Anniversary Conference

Greece Visit

War & Social Justice 5/6

War & Social Justice 6/6

War & Social Justice 3/6

Z Commentary

A Marvelous Victory

War And Peace Prizes

From Empire to Democracy

Memo to Obama, McCain: No one wins in a war

Are Hillary and Obama Afraid of Talking About the New Deal?

Antiwar talk at the Boston Commons

War Is Not A Solution For Terrorism

Lessons of Iraq War Start With US History


Perhaps the worst consequence of WWII is that it kept alive the idea that war could be just….

Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endl…

An optimist isn’t necessarily a blithe, slightly sappy whistler in the dark of our time. To be hopefu…

I have tried hard to match my friends in their pessimism about the world (is it just my friends?), bu…

A bit of historical perspective reminds us that governments which seem to be in total control, of gun…

The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our hea…

The American population was bombarded the way the Iraqi population was bombarded. It was a war agains…

In the end, it is living people, not corpses, creative energy, not destructive rage, which are our on…

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