Articles by Howard Zinn

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(Français) “Notre problème, c’est l’obéissance civile”, par Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn | Les Crises – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

1 May 2019 – “Le problème n’est pas la désobéissance civile. Notre problème, c’est l’obéissance civile.”

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The Problem Is Civil Obedience
Howard Zinn | Zinn Reader – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that the wealth is distributed in this country and the world in such a way as not simply to require small reform but to require a drastic reallocation of wealth. I start from the supposition that we don’t have to say too much about this because all we have to do is think about the state of the world today and realize that things are all upside down.

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Howard Zinn on How Karl Marx Predicted Our World Today
Howard Zinn – In These Times, 13 May 2019

4 May 2019 – In the September 2000 issue of In These Times, Howard Zinn wrote this review of a book about the life of Karl Marx by Francis Wheen. On the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, we present Zinn’s review in full, in which he discusses how “Marx predicted the world of today, with ever increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer and fewer hands, with capitalism roaming the globe in search of profits, with a deepening contradiction between the colossal growth of production and the failure to distribute its fruits justly.”

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Commemorating Howard Zinn on His Birthday: “No Human Being Is Illegal”
Howard Zinn – The Progressive, 28 Aug 2017

The People’s Historian was born August 24, 1922. We share a piece on immigration he published with us in our July 2006 issue—entirely relevant today. This article is adapted from the introduction Zinn wrote to Deepa Fernandes’s book, Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration. Entirely relevant today.

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A MARVELOUS VICTORY
Howard Zinn, 2 Feb 2010

An excerpt from his recent book A Power Governments Cannot Suppress published by City Lights Books, www.citylights.com. In this world of war and injustice, how does a person manage to stay socially engaged, committed to the struggle, and remain healthy without burning out or becoming resigned or cynical? I am totally confident not that the […]

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OBAMA AT ONE: LITTLE SURPRISING IN ABSENCE OF PROGRESSIVE SOCIAL MOVEMENT
Howard Zinn, historian – The Nation, 22 Jan 2010

I think people are dazzled by Obama’s rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president–which means, in our time, a dangerous president–unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction. I’ve been searching hard for a highlight. The only thing that […]

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THREE HOLY WARS
Howard Zinn - Truthout, 12 Jan 2010

The Progressive 100th Anniversary Speech in Madison, Wisconsin, May 2, 2009.Matt Rothschild: For all his fame he’s more humble, or as I told him once, he fakes it better than anyone I know. So, let’s hear it for Howard Zinn. Howard Zinn: Hello. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. As Matt said, I am a […]

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WHERE IS THE GOLD?
Howard Zinn, 14 Oct 2009

Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progressexcerpted from aPeople’s History of the United States Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, […]

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NOBEL PRIZE FOR PROMISES?
Howard Zinn, 10 Oct 2009

I was dismayed when I heard Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize. A shock, really, to think that a president carrying on wars in two countries and launching military action in a third country (Pakistan), would be given a peace prize. But then I recalled that Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Kissinger had […]

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FROM EMPIRE TO DEMOCRACY
Howard Zinn, 6 Oct 2008

Let’s not waste $700bn on a bail-out, but use ‘big government’ for what it’s best at – shaping a society that is fair and peaceable. This current financial crisis is a major way-station on the way to the collapse of the American empire. The first important sign was 9/11, with the most heavily-armed nation in […]

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