Howard Zinn, A Man for the People

It is with great sorrow that I mention here the passing of Howard Zinn, a great teacher, a prolific writer, and a patriot in the true sense. Dismissed by most in the main stream media as an extreme left wing activist; the passing of this most noble of men, is barely mentioned.  But the blogosphere is full of tributes to this great man. His many tomes on the history of this country give a voice to the disenfranchised. The Native Americans, Blacks, women, immigrants, poor laborers, and others whose lives and spirit counted for little in mainstream histories. Howard Zinn’s passing is a great loss. Especially at a time when intellectual courage and conviction are in short supply, his commitment to expose the lies and confront the injustices of our currrent political system stands as a powerful example that we should all follow. He will be missed.

 

 

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1. Michael | February 01, 2010 at 10:43 PM PST

A great humanitarian. The world will not be the same without him.

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