Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn presente!

The people's historian is dead. I join the many worldwide who mourn him and hail his contributions to the struggle for peace and justice, against racism and imperialism. I don't know if everyone realizes that he was not merely an author and historian. He was, and remained to the end, an activist as well. I've seen him at many marches and rallies. He always made himself available to make whatever contribution he could.

In the end, though, there is the book. Here, via Sons of Malcolm, is Chapter 1 of A People's History of the United States: "Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress."

He was a son of the working class and always an ally to the workers and oppressed. Job well done, comrade.