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Howard Zinn

Read through the most famous quotes from Howard Zinn

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.

— Howard Zinn

#enough #flag #innocent #innocent people #killing

How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?

— Howard Zinn

#propaganda #terrorism #war #terrorism

Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.

— Howard Zinn

#civil-disobedience #democracy #dissent #law #protest

But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is... to tell the truth.

— Howard Zinn

#truth-telling #revolution

The cry of the poor is is not always just, but if you don't listen to it, you will never know what justice is.

— Howard Zinn


There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States.

— Howard Zinn

#government #oligarchy #plutocracy #democracy

Tyranny is Tyranny, let it come from whom it may.

— Howard Zinn


And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.

— Howard Zinn


Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act.

— Howard Zinn

#inaction #pessimism #self-fulfilling-prophecy #pessimism

But by this time I was acutely conscious of the gap between law and justice. I knew that the letter of the law was not as important as who held the power in any real-life situation.

— Howard Zinn

#injustice #justice #law #legal-system #power

About Howard Zinn

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Did you know about Howard Zinn?

People in the anti-war movement used it. He had been scheduled to speak at the Santa Monica Museum of Art for an event titled "A Collection of Ideas. in 1951.

Before and during his tenure as a political science professor at Boston University from 1964-88 he wrote more than 20 books which included his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn (August 24 1922 – January 27 2010) was an American academic historian author playwright and social activist. He wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements as well as of the labor history of the United States.

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