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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote more than twenty books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. In 2007, he published a version of it for younger readers, A Young People?s History of the United States.

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The First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights in the United States Constitution were being vio ...

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If patriotism were defined, not as blind obedience to government, not as submissive worship to flags ...

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...Surely, we must renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, i ...

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The problem in this world is not civil disobedience...th e problem in this world is civil obedience.

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History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easi ...

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The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex ...

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The really critical thing isn't who's sitting in he White House, but who is sitting in the streets, ...

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Is not nationalism - that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murd ...

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Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.

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I'm worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful co ...

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How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?

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One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. Patriotism becomes the order of the ...

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Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to a ...

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Capitalism has always been a failure for the lower classes. It is now beginning to fail for the midd ...

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Education can, and should be, dangerous.

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