Howard Zinn is a national treasure. His clarity and humor will help you get through facing the difficult facts of our current situation. He also gives the solutions plainly and without rig-a-ma-roll.
If you know what I’m sayin. —soul secret service
*This information came from— Democracy Now
Howard Zinn recently spoke at Binghamton University a few days after the 2008 presidential election.
His speech was called “War and Social Justice.”
After serving as a bombardier in World War II, Howard Zinn went on to become a lifelong dissident and peace activist. He was active in the civil rights movement and many of the struggles for social justice over the past forty years. He taught at Spelman College, the historically black college for women, and was fired for insubordination for standing up for the students. He was recently invited back to give the commencement address. Howard Zinn has written numerous books and is Professor Emeritus at Boston University.
A People’s History of the United States
He changed the way we look at history in America.
He said, “Why is all the political rhetoric limited? Why is the set of solutions given to social and economic issues so cramped and so short of what is needed, so short of what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights demands?”
Patriotism is not supporting the government it is supporting the principles
that the government is to supposed to stand for. —Howard Zinn
—From Democracy Now