Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn has died.

I'm trying to remember when I first read Howard Zinn. I think that it was when I was at NYU in my Freshman year and I found "A People's History of the United States" in the history section of a Barnes & Noble located off of Broadway in the Village. I spent something like over half an hour down there just going through it and reading highlights that caught my eye. Later, when I got the book for myself, I read it cover to cover and used it as a guide to researching parts of American history that I wanted to know more about.

Like Chomsky, Zinn was like a voice in the wilderness, providing one of the few really comprehensive pictures about American life from radical angle in the '90s and into the 2000's.

He'll be missed.

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