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RIP Howard Zinn

Postby thedude » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:11 am

NEW YORK — Howard Zinn, the leftist academic whose alternative history of the United States became required reading for millions of ordinary people, as well as a following of celebrities, has died. He was 87.

Zinn's death was confirmed by his website, www.howardzinn.org. The Boston Globe reported that the cause of death was heart attack and that he died Wednesday while traveling in Santa Monica, California.

An anti-Vietnam war activist and champion of the post-World War II civil rights movement for blacks in the United States, Zinn was at the forefront of the country's social upheaval between the 1950s and 1970s.

But he was most famous for his 1980 "A People's History of the United States," which sold millions of copies.

In this radical reordering of the familiar story, the heroes were not the US Founding Fathers but early trade union activists, feminists and leaders of other leftwing causes.


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Re: RIP Howard Zinn

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:34 am

thedude wrote:
NEW YORK — Howard Zinn, the leftist academic whose alternative history of the United States became required reading for millions of ordinary people, as well as a following of celebrities, has died. He was 87.

Zinn's death was confirmed by his website, http://www.howardzinn.org. The Boston Globe reported that the cause of death was heart attack and that he died Wednesday while traveling in Santa Monica, California.

An anti-Vietnam war activist and champion of the post-World War II civil rights movement for blacks in the United States, Zinn was at the forefront of the country's social upheaval between the 1950s and 1970s.

But he was most famous for his 1980 "A People's History of the United States," which sold millions of copies.

In this radical reordering of the familiar story, the heroes were not the US Founding Fathers but early trade union activists, feminists and leaders of other leftwing causes.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... cME2OD_-xQ


Bandwidth has already been exceeded you can't even access his site. This really hot chick in a philosophy class in college was all about Zinn so I checked out a couple documentaries about him. A very interesting man with a rabid following. Even if you don't agree with his viewpoints I think the world could use more people like him.
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Re: RIP Howard Zinn

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:28 am

I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say that A People's History of the United States changed my life. As far as late-20th Century liberal thinkers go, I'll take Zinn over Chomsky, and just about anyone else. Even if you disagree with every word he's ever written or uttered, I don't think you can deny the social significance of his work.

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Re: RIP Howard Zinn

Postby urbanbreez » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:24 pm

People's History of the United States

One of the best books you could ever read. Masterpiece.
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Re: RIP Howard Zinn

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:35 pm

never heard of him...hopefully this will come in handy in some future trivia endevor though
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Re: RIP Howard Zinn

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:44 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:never heard of him...hopefully this will come in handy in some future trivia endevor though


Spell checker would help too ;-7
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