Friday, 29 January 2010

Left-wing historian Howard Zinn has died

Best known for “A People’s History of the United States” (1980) Zinn was a leading activist since the civil rights movement of the 1950s. In October 2008 Zinn was interviewed about US election, the global economic crisis and his own life by National Radio’s Kathryn Ryan. You can listen to that interview here. This obituary from the Boston Globe gives a brief outline of his life and acheivements. The short video interview below was posted on the Monthly Review Zine. They also have a transcript and another short interview.

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