Howard Zinn

“That myth led ordinary people to believe that they had a voice in government and that government looked out for their interests. It was a way of speaking for the lower and middle classes to get their support when the government needed it. Giving people a choice between two political parties, and letting them choose the slightly more democratic one, was a good way to control them. The leaders of both parties understood that they could keep control of society by making reforms that gave people some of what they wanted—but not too much. The”


Howard Zinn, A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror
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A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror by Howard Zinn
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