Howard Zinn, Historian and Activist, Dies at 87

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    Howard Zinn, Historian, Dies at 87 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com

    Howard Zinn was an insightful anarchist and socialist commentator who challenged imperialistic empire first and foremost. May he rest in peace.
     
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    One of the truly great Americans.

    "....Dr. Zinn's writings "simply changed perspective and understanding for a whole generation. He opened up approaches to history that were novel and highly significant. Both by his actions, and his writings for 50 years, he played a powerful role in helping and in many ways inspiring the Civil rights movement and the anti-war movement.""

    Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87 - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

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    "From the start, my teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to other points of view, but I wanted more than 'objectivity'; I wanted students to leave my classes not just better informed, but more prepared to relinquish the safety of silence, more prepared to speak up, to act against injustice wherever they saw it. This, of course, was a recipe for trouble." Howard Zinn
     
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    Great man.

    I can't think of anyone who can replace him.
     
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    I may not've agreed with him on many things, but he opened a lot of minds and that's to applauded.
     
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    Good! Another self-hating American Socialist who promoted a his false, revisionist and anti-american agenda under the clout of academia.
     
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    shut up, nose job.
     
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