The Historic Unfulfilled Promise (Paperback)

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By Howard Zinn, Matthew Rothschild (Introduction by)
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Zinn’s articles for The Progressive (19802009) offer timeless analysis and advocacy for freedom, democracy and social change in the US.

About the Author

Howard Zinn (1922 2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of many books, including the autobiography You Can t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, The People Speak, and Passionate Declarations.

Matthew Rothschild has worked at "The Progressive" since 1983 and has been the editor since 1984. He is the author of "You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression" and the editor of "Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive Magazine, 1909 2009".

Praise For…

"Both Zinn’s critics and his fans (there are many of both) will not see any appreciable watering-down of his often contentious views on democracy and war, the two subjects most abundantly represented here. But here there is also an opportunity to see a side of Zinn that was often kept private. His 2007 essay, 'Remembering Kurt Vonnegut,' for example, eulogizes the acclaimed novelist with a rather touching personal statement of Zinn’s own affection for him. A sharp and insightful collection from one of the country’s most visible historians and critics."Booklist

"Howard Zinn's life and work are an unforgettable model, sure to leave a permanent stamp on how history is understood and how a decent and honorable life should be lived."Noam Chomsky

"Proudly, unabashedly radical . . . Mr. Zinn delighted in debating ideological foes, not the least his own college president, and in lancing what he considered platitudes, not the least that American history was a heroic march toward democracy."New York Times

"For Howard, democracy was one big public fight and everyone should plunge into it. That's the only way, he said, for everyday folks to get justicby fighting for it."Bill Moyers

"Howard Zinn was called a lot of different names: anarchist, socialist, and communist. He called himself a lot of different names, too: anarchist, socialist, and communist. No one ever seems to have called him Zen, but maybe it's time to start . . . The Historic Unfulfilled Promise is a testament to Zinn's Zen politics: his refusal to be silent, to acquiesce, or to sever his ties with the downtrodden."The Monthly Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780872865556
ISBN-10: 087286555X
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication Date: June 12th, 2012
Pages: 250
Language: English