Apr 3, 2008

Howard Zinn on the American empire

Empire or Humanity?

What the classroom didn't teach me about the American empire

By Howard Zinn

With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. Indeed, the once fervent denials have turned into a boastful, unashamed embrace of the idea.

Information Clearing House has the rest of the article here.


Astroplethoramaman said...

Yeah, he is -- always will be -- an American treasure, alongside Studs Terkel in my opinion. I wish there was a timed birthchart -- I can only find 8/24/22, Brooklyn, NY. Born and died on Saturn-Pluto squares, died on his third Saturn return.
Bob Herbert (NY Times) had a piece about him last week, referring to a recent lunch meeting they had. Might be worth a look.

Jude Cowell said...

Yes, a timed birth chart for Mr. Zinn would be excellent to have, wouldn't it?

Thanks for the heads-up on Bob Herbert's article! Jude