Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches, 1963-2009

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Haymarket Books, 2012 - 311 sider

Howard Zinn has illuminated our history like no other US historian. This collection of his speeches on protest movements, racism, war, and US history, many never before published, covers more than four decades of his active engagement with the audiences he inspired with his humor, insight, and clarity.

"Reading Howard's spoken words, I feel that I am almost hearing his voice again--his stunning pitch-perfect ability to capture the moment and the concerns and needs of the audience, whoever they may be, always enlightening, often stirring, an amalgam of insight, critical history, wit, blended with charm and appeal."
--NOAM CHOMSKY

"With ferocious moral clarity and mischievous humor, Howard turned routine antiwar rallies into profound explorations of state violence and staid academic conferences into revival meetings for social change. Collected here for the first time, Howard's speeches--spanning an extraordinary life of passion and principle--come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next. We could ask for no wiser a guidethan Howard Zinn."
--NAOMI KLEIN

"To hear [Howard] speak was like listening to music that you loved--lyrical, uplifting, honest. . . . I know he would love it for each of you to find your voice and to be heard. This book will provide you with some inspiration."
--MICHAEL MOORE

"To read this book is to hear Howard Zinn speak again, inspiring us for the struggles from below that are our only hope for any future at all."
--FRANCES FOX PIVEN

Howard Zinnwrote the classicA People's History of the United States. The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured in the filmGood Will Hunting, and has appeared multiple times onThe New York Timesbest-seller list.


Anthony Arnovewrote, directed, and producedThe People Speakwith Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and co-edited, with Howard Zinn,Voices of a People's History of the United States.


 

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This chronological selection of Zinn's speaches with a single message...when necessary oppose an unjust government starts wth SNIC in Atlanta in 1963 when he was teaching at Spelman College, to Obama ... Les hele vurderingen

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Southern Influence in National Politics
1
Speech against the Vietnam War on Boston Common
15
Political Theory and Human Life
21
Collaboration and Resistance
41
Second Thoughts on the First Amendment
59
The Legacy of Columbus
77
A Peoples History of the United States
91
Abolish the Death Penalty
115
Just War
185
Overcoming Obstacles
207
Civil Disobedience in the TwentyFirst Century
225
The State of the Union
241
Standing Up for Justice in the Age of Obama
255
Talk on Democracy and Citizenship in Greece
265
Three Holy Wars
283
Acknowledgments
301

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti
121
Emma Goldman Anarchism and War Resistance
133
Confronting Government Lies
145
History Matters
161
The Myth of American Exceptionalism
175
Index
303
Books by Howard Zinn
310
About Howard Zinn
312
About Anthony Arnove
314
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HOWARD ZINN (August 24, 1922 -- January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People's History of the United States, The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured on The Sopranos and Simpsons, and in the film Good Will Hunting. The book has appeared multiple times on the New York Times best-seller list.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the plays Marx in Soho, Emma, and Daughter of Venus. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

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ANTHONY ARNOVE wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon. This critically acclaimed documentary is the film companion to Howard Zinn's best selling book A People's History of the United States and its primary source companion, Voices of a People's History, which Arnove co-edited with Zinn.

Arnove's writing has appeared in O Magazine, The Financial Times, The Nation, Monthly Review, In These Times, L'Humanite, Le Nouvel Observateur, Mother Jones, and other publications. He has appeared on BBC, Democracy Now!, Sky News, ABC Radio in Australia, Alternative Radio, CounterSpin, Air America, and public radio programs across the country.

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