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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