Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Passing of Historian Howard Zinn

The world lost an iconic historian and activist yesterday with the death of Howard Zinn. I can't you how many times over the years I have pulled off the shelf his "A People's History of the United States" when researching a particular era in American history to get his take on an event from the outsiders' perspective. From the Civil Rights' movement onward, Howard spoke out for the marginalized in our country. What a legacy he left. For more on his life and links to many other articles on Howard, check out link below.

"Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist "A People's History of the United States" became a million-selling alternative to mainstream texts and a favorite of such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen and Ben Affleck, died Wednesday. He was 87."


  1. He is gone, but his works will live on for eternity, especially now in the digital age. The thoughts/opinions of Howard Zinn can be communicated throughout the ages. In my opinion, one of the reasons for writing at all. Why wait for science fiction to come true and transplant brains etc. We all have the ability RIGHT NOW to live forever...

  2. Holy Smokes! AND J. D. Salinger Died yesterday as well!

  3. Yes, a brilliant man will be missed. Thank god for his books!