Zinn Related Quotes



“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children”

Howard Zinn


“Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.”

Howard Zinn


“I suggest that if you know history, then you might not be so easily fooled by the government when it tells you you must go to war for this or that reason -that history is a protective armor against being misled.”

Howard Zinn


“One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.”

Howard Zinn


“I suggest that if you know history, then you might not be so easily fooled by the government when it tells you you must go to war for this or that reason -that history is a protective armor against being misled.”

Howard Zinn


“People like Eugene Debs, Helen Keller, Emma Goldman, Jack London and Upton Sinclair were wonderful writers who joined the movement against war and injustice, against capitalism and corporate power. That was a very exciting period in American history.”

Howard Zinn


“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,can transform the world.”

Howard Zinn


“In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.”

Howard Zinn


“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”

Howard Zinn


“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

Howard Zinn