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"لقد شاهدنا أفلاماً عن كريستوفور كولومبوس، ولكنني لا أذكر أي فيلم كشف صورة كولومبوس الحقيقية، أي رجل تحكمه الأخلاق الرأسمالية المتوحشة. هل ستنتج هوليوود فيلماً عنه يهون من الأخلاق الرأسمالية في قتل الناس من أجل الذهب وهذا ما كان يفعلة كولوبوس والإسبانيون؟!"
Mass Market Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 192 pages
Published December 2013 by منتدى المعارف (first published 2000)
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Sarah Pierce
Mar 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, this man is against war and against President Bush, and he’s quite vocal about it. This is a collection of speeches he’s given and essays he’s written on war, its effects on us, and the people who have stood against it. If you are also against war/Bush, you will most likely agree with Zinn, who is best known for his A People’s History of the United States, which is next in line to be read by me. If you think that Bush is doing a bang-up job and that the Iraq war is going swimmingly, what th ...more
Lorelei Ignas
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
important read for everyone making art in a Trump America.
Michael Anderson
Zinn’s speeches are the source of most of these essays. The theme is that criticism of government is one of the highest forms of patriotism. We forget this. He talks about the responsibility of artists during wartime to speak up. He talks about the historical incidents, from the revolution to the Mexican War to the Civil War to the Spanish-American-Philippine War and beyond, that have never been documented in a Hollywood movie. He talks about personalities who gave up their freedom and lives to ...more
Belle Beth Cooper
2.5 rounded down. Very short, which isn't a bad thing but a pretty expensive book for how short it is. It was a lot more about war than art and a LOT about America, which I didn't expect. I learned some interesting titbits about overlooked American history, but that's not what I thought I was signing up for.
Mino
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“How can you have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness if you don’t have the right to food, housing, and health care?”
Giovanni Garcia-Fenech
Most of the essays in this brief book were public addresses Zinn made, so they make for fairly light reading--particularly if you're already aware of the injustice of the war in Iraq, which had just started when most of these were originally delivered. His chastising of Hollywood is really worth reading, though!
Libby
Mar 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war-genocide
short and sweet studies in transcendence and sass.

"The British actor Peter Ustinov spoke out against the war in Vietnam. Then somebody said "Ustinov? He's an actor. He's not an expert." Ustinov made an important point. He said that there are experts in little things but there are no experts in big things. There are experts in this fact and that fact but there are no moral experts. It's important to remember that. All of us, no matter what we do [professionally:], have the right to make moral de
...more
Benji
For people that have read People's History, this includes many of the same stories ''but seen from the perspective of artists'' like my friend said. I agree, I think the Ludlow masssacre would be a great paul thomson anderson movie (the guy that did THERE WILL BE BLOOD). His central thesis is spread over 10 pages, or so, so in that sense don't pick this up expecting a very involved, multi chapter treatise that is well-wrung and thought out. It's more musings, but for the short time commitment... ...more
Jon
May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Howard Zinn is pretty fabulous and thought-provoking. The essays in this short collection are an inspiring look at Zinn's own activism, which he has fused to his work as a historian. Making no attempt at being unbiased, Zinn takes a firm position, laying out arguments that are insightful and challenging, which made me think about things in a larger sense than can sometimes be comfortable. Granted, it is fair to say that I'm basically on Zinn's side of these issues, but even though I already agre ...more
Ahmed
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want to see things clearly as they are, read this book. It is Wonderful book that shows you the plain truth. It is historical, political, and kind of literary. I am not a big fan of historical/political books, but this one is amazing. It is written in a way that makes you believe in everything depicted in the book. The author provides proofs and stories to illustrate his point of views. The book is about USA,wars, Hollywood, artists, and novelists. This book is for all the previously ment ...more
Jeroen Berndsen
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: history buffs, historians who like film
Listened to it this afternoon. Wasn't quite what I expected since I was hoping there was a bit more 'movies' to it, but it was mostly history and politics. Zinn is an eminent historian enough to know what he's talking about and it is interesting to listen to him ramble for an hour about 'what the movies don't tell us', but in the end it's more a lecture about how real life works, with a short conclusion at the end of each subject (war or politics for example).
Troy Blackford
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Made a number of good points, but I was not moved by the sort of preaching to the choir tone. At one point, he refers to something as a genocide, and the audience applauds. I mean, I get that they were applauding that it was time that the past atrocity should be recognized for what it was, but it doesn't change the fact that they just applauded that a genocide happened. But the factual points were spot on.
Sara
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Howard Zinn and have deep respect for his work as a historian. These essay were great, but I wanted them to be more about the role of art and creative vision in social change movements. This collection barely covered that--the title was really a stretch. (It's a catchy line from one of the essays). Great little book if you want to read more Zinn, not so great if you're looking for sources on art and social change.
Sivananthi T
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Artists provide an important role in providing a dissenting voice in times of war. There are no experts in the big issues that matter, that any one citizen can speak up, voice out. But the evocation that artists can provide, can move many more to the ways of thinking, the stories, the voices that are suppressed.
Nicholas
Brief and misleading.
lurra
Apr 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me mad.
Jennifer
Jul 13, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war
nice, inspiring, wee little book.
Shaz
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome
howard zinn is really as amazing as you think he is.
Eden
Stellar series of powerful essays about the role of art and artmakers in times of war/repression. We are crucial!
Kyoungjin Lim
Mar 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: voice
Howard Zinn is warrior holding stronger pen than sword. He makes things 200% clear. It is sad that we cannot see his new writing anymore.
MM
Mar 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Collection of speeches, published in the vein of early 20th Cent. political pamphlets. Lucid and brief, good ideas.
Christopher
May 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: essay
A gateway to 'missed history' events you may not have heard and what they mean today.
BA
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant thinker of our time.
Bryan Lowe
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good book, the title intrigued me. I had expectations, bur the book veered a little. Zinn is a grade A author.
Matt Morris
Read my review of this & other books at http://miscmss.blogspot.com/2014/10/t... ...more
James
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting talk by the legendary Howard Zinn at Taos Talking Film Festival.
Renee
I am not going to give a glib review of Howard Zinn.
Lani
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are an artist of any kind, this is MUST read. Short and sweet.
Lara Sabra
This book is amazing, just like everything else Howard Zinn has ever written. It is a collection of essays by Zinn which he iterated in front of college students around Massachusetts. He speaks about 9/11 and terrorism and how the U.S.A. has exempted itself from the terrorism it has practiced throughout history and still today, as well as Emma Goldman and the power of pamphleteering in America, and lastly the historical events that never make it to Hollywood and how this affects our understandin ...more
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Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during the Second World War before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Zinn taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bolo
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