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Howard Zinn
1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus

For as long as many of us can remember Christopher Columbus represented the best in Western civilization. We were regaled with stories of his bravery and genius. Textbooks praised his...

Howard Zinn
Three Holy Wars

The conventional view of U.S. wars follows a formulaic line: We are innocent victims of unprovoked attacks. The sleeping giant wakes and reluctantly goes to fight. All military action is...

Howard Zinn
A People's History of the United States

2 CDs Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, was one of this country's most renowned and influential historians. He helped spark a movement to reexamine what we call history....

Bill Moyers
Organize: Honoring Howard Zinn

Joe Hill, born in Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1902, where he became a migrant laborer. When he was a dockworker in California, Hill joined the Industrial Workers...  

Stephen Bezruchka
Toward a Healthy Society

It's no secret. The poor get the short end of the stick in multiple ways. They live shorter lives and suffer from almost every social problem from lack of decent...  

Richard Heinberg
Endless Consumption: The Party's Over

The global financial crisis may mark the demise of the salad days of mindless shopping on multiple credit cards. The squeeze and contraction could have a positive effect. It can...

Zachary Lockman
A Brief History of Zionism

Zion is the name of a hill in ancient Jerusalem where King David had his palace. The term Zionism was coined in the early 1890s and applied to the Jewish...  

Dave Zirin
A People's History of Sports in the U.S.

"1968. There was never a year when the world of sports and politics collided so breathlessly," writes Dave Zirin. And nothing symbolized that year more than the iconic image of...

Richard Wolff
Casino Capitalism

F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, his signature novel about the Roaring Twenties, wrote, "They were careless people. They smashed up things and creatures. Then they retreated back into...

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