The Historic Unfullfilled Promise
"Passionate, iconoclastic, and wrly humorous . . . [Zinn] sometimes proves astounding in his almost clairvoyant analysis." -Publisher's Weekly Starred Review Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered… More »
"Passionate, iconoclastic, and wrly humorous . . . [Zinn] sometimes proves astounding in his almost clairvoyant analysis." -Publisher's Weekly Starred Review Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered how we see and teach history. A hero in word and deed, Zinn's views on freedom, fairness, history, democracy, and our own human potential are educational and transformative. In few places is the genius of his voice more crystallized and accessible than in the dozens of articles he penned for The Progressive magazine from 1980 to 2009, offered together here in book form for the first time. Whether critiquing the Barack Obama White House, the sorry state of US government and politics, the tragic futility of US military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, or the plight of working people in an economy rigged to benefit the rich and powerful, Zinn's historical clarity, unflappable optimism, and unshakable questions reverberate throughout The Historic Unfulfilled Promise : "Have our political leaders gone mad?" "What kind of country do we want to live in?" "What is national security?" "Do we have a right to occupy a country when the people of that country obviously do not want us there?" "Is not war itself terrorism?" "Should we not begin to consider all children, everywhere, as our own?" "Has the will of the people been followed?" The Historic Unfulfilled Promise is a genuine work of conscience, rich in ideas, charged with energy; an invaluable introduction for the uninitiated and a must-have for Zinn's fans.« Less
Machine generated contents note: 1.To Disagree Is to Be Put on the Enemies List -- 2.A Murderous Word -- 3.Organizing the Organized -- 4.Outside the Classroom: Interview with David Barsamian -- 5.One Iraqi's Story -- 6.A Diplomatic Solution -- 7.Their Atrocities---and Ours -- 8.Delusion 2000: How the Candidates View the World -- 9.One Radical Who Did It All -- 10.Artists of Resistance -- 11.Operation Enduring War -- 12.What War Looks Like -- 13.Our Job Is a Simple One: Stop Them -- 14.A Chorus against War -- 15.Dying for the Government -- 16.Humpty Dumpty Will Fall -- 17.An Occupied Country -- 18.The Logic of Withdrawal -- 19.Opposing the War Party -- 20.What Do We Do Now? -- 21.Our War on Terrorism -- 22.Harness That Anger -- 23.Changing Minds, One at a Time -- 24.After the War -- 25.Why War Fails -- 26.Impeachment by the People -- 27.Are We Politicians or Citizens? -- 28.Kurt Vonnegut Remembered -- 29.Election Madness -- 30.The Obama Difference --
Contents note continued: 31.The Nobel's Feeble Gesture -- 32.Three Holy Wars -- 33.They Rioted if Necessary.
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