We have lost a Great Man-Humanist and Historian Howard Zinn

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We have lost a Great Man-Humanist and Historian Howard Zinn

      What can one say about such a defender of the "People":check out this video of Howard talking about "Human Nature and Aggression : www.commondreams.org/video/2010/01/27-2


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i owe it to zinn's a

i owe it to zinn's a people's history of the united states for introducing me to the history of the american labour movement, and perhaps the greatest little-known american who ever lived, eugene debs.

thank you for your life, howard.

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson