Power Governments Cannot Suppress

ISBN-10: 0872864758
ISBN-13: 9780872864757
Edition: 2006
Authors: Howard Zinn
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Howard Zinn demonstrates how the US response to 9/11 has not only unleashed wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but has prompted a rollback of decades of struggle for democracy, civil rights, and government accountability here at home. A champion of the disadvantaged and oppressed, his latest book offers an inspiring counter-narrative to the State's ongoing "war on terror" and celebrates the flashes of democracy and resistance that are reason for hope. Written between September 11, 2005, and spring of 2006, this timely collection is Zinn at his personal best. Howard Zinn is the author of the million-selling classic A People's History of the United States .

A committed radical historian and activist, Howard Zinn approaches the study of the past from the point of view of those whom he feels have been exploited by the powerful. Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. After working in local shipyards during his teens, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, where he saw combat as a bombardier in World War II. He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1958 and was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian studies at Harvard University. While teaching at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Zinn joined the civil rights movement and wrote The Southern Mystique (1964) and SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964). He also became an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, writing Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal (1967) and visiting Hanoi to receive the first American prisoners released by the North Vietnamese. Zinn's best-known and most-praised work, as well as his most controversial, is A People's History of the United States (1980). It explores American history under the thesis that most historians have favored those in power, leaving another story untold. Zinn discusses such topics as Native American views of Columbus and the socialist and anarchist opposition to World War I in examining his theory that historical change is most often due to "mass movements of ordinary people." Zinn's other books include You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (1995) and Artists in Times of War (2004). He has also written the plays Emma (1976), Daughter of Venus (1985), and Marx in Soho (1999).

If History Is to Be Creative
The Ultimate Betrayal
Seattle: A Flash of the Possible
Big Government
The Forbidden Word: Class
World War II: The Good War
Learning from Hiroshima
Unsung Heroes
Tennis on the Titanic
Killing People to "Send a Message"
The Double Horror of 9/11
Afghanistan
Pacifism and War
The Boston Massacre
Respecting the Holocaust
Patriotism
Henry David Thoreau
Nationalism
Land Mines
The Supreme Court
Civil Liberties during Wartime
Soldiers in Revolt
The Coming End of the Iraq War
The Enemy Is War
Governments Lie
The Long War
Break-in for Peace
Philip Berrigan: Holy Outlaw
Mississippi Freedom Summer
Eugene V. Debs
Protest Literature
Film and History
Immigration Nation
Sacco and Vanzetti
The Optimism of Uncertainty
Credits and Permissions
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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