Howard Zinn Dies at 87

Sad news. Howard Zinn, the American historian best known for his book, A People’s History of the United States, died today of a heart attack at the age of 87. The Boston Herald has more on his life and passing here. If you’re familiar with Zinn’s biography, you’ll know that he served in World War II and later took a strong position against the Vietnam War. So, perhaps fittingly, we feature Zinn talking above about wars and the role governments play in manufacturing them…



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  1. Aardvark says . . . | January 27, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    A thirty-odd page People’s History of the Vietnam war which neglects to mention the Soviet Union? There is no “People’s perspective” that…

  2. TGGP says . . . | June 26, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Instead of relying on Zinn’s account of anthropology, a more comprehensive take is in Azar Gat’s “War in Human Civilization”.

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