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The People Speak

Joseph Erbentraut

Local Poet On Howard Zinn And Why The Time For Change Is Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

"To live now, as human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." Though the late historian Howa...

Dear Howard

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nancy Snow

Howard Zinn was one of the sweetest and gentlest souls. To watch him talk to young people made me hope that my life at such an advanced age would still be so engaging.

Howard Zinn: The Historian Who Made History

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dave Zirin

Anyone who believes that the United States is immune to radical politics never attended a lecture by Howard Zinn. And only Howard could pull that off because he was entirely authentic.

"Great Man" Theory? History Is Driven by the Little Guy

Viggo Mortensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Viggo Mortensen

When looked at from below, rather than from the "great man" perspective, history shows that whenever change has happened, it has been through protest, dissent, and defiance from ordinary people who are struggling.

The People Speak: When Television Makes History

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Zirin

The People Speak is more than just must-see-TV. It is nothing less than the life's work of Howard Zinn brought to life by some of the most talented actors, musicians, and poets in the country.

Matt Damon On His Political Documentary, Criticism Of Palin

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PASADENA, Calif. — How does Matt Damon make reciting the Declaration of Independence exciting? "You just read it," says the actor-writer-produc...