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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train by Howard Zinn
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Feb 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: bio, essays-and-letters
Read in September, 2010

This is an engrossing autobiography by Howard Zinn. Through his life of activism he has shown episodes and incidents which give him hope when faced with the oppressive tyranny of government. The reasons for this hope have two main aspects, that there are people who will preserve despite the odds and that a movement for change is made up of such individuals. Change is rarely about one event, one rally, one person, it is about many small changes, it involves many failures, and at first may appear to be an act in isolation.

This book is well written and well thought through. It helps perhaps that I agree with Zinn politically.

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