War and Civil Disobedience
by Howard Zinn
Delivered in the context of the current war in Iraq, this recording of a lecture and discussion from a master historian focuses on several instances of civil disobedience in response to wars in U.S. history, offering models, ideas, and inspirations concerning the reasons and ways to challenge and change the structure of power. In this wake-up call to concerned citizens acr...more
Audio CD, 1 page
Published April 1st 2010 by PM Press
(first published December 1st 2009)
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I consider myself something of a radical - the job of radicals being, in my mind, to challenge the dominant discourse in complex and exciting ways that serve to pull people out of their lull and realize the many ways in which our current ways of living are simply not good enough, not humane enough, not sustainable enough, not wise enough. What Zinn serves up in the course of his talk is nothing of the sort; although a positive figure in American activist history, he is also something of a cartoo...more
Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and Air Force bombardier before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs...moreMore about Howard Zinn...