Posted by: gdevi | January 28, 2010

Obituary: Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

A good obituary here.

I always teach Zinn’s essay “Stories Hollywood Never Tells” in my Composition classes–the essay is about the type of movies we would like to see but don’t get made. Zinn writes lucidly and students eventually understand him. I will mourn his passing with a personal sorrow; a great intellect and a kind and courageous man.  Rest in peace, Howard Zinn.

“With the indiscriminate nature of modern military technology (no such thing as a “smart bomb,” it turns out) all wars are wars against civilians, and are therefore inherently immoral. This is true even when a war is considered “just,” because it is fought against a tyrant, against an aggressor, to correct a stolen boundary.”
–Zinn on War


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