The Historic Unfulfilled Promise (City Lights Open Media)

The Historic Unfulfilled Promise (City Lights Open Media)


"Passionate, iconoclastic, and wrly funny . . . [Zinn] occasionally proves awesome in his virtually clairvoyant analysis."—Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

Howard Zinn's existence and paintings are the stuff of legend. His People's historical past of the United States has bought over million copies and has altered how we see and train historical past. A hero in be aware and deed, Zinn's perspectives on freedom, equity, background, democracy, and our personal human strength are academic and transformative. In few areas is the genius of his voice extra crystallized and obtainable than within the dozens of articles he penned for The Progressive journal from 1980 to 2009, provided jointly the following in publication shape for the 1st time. no matter if critiquing the Barack Obama White condominium, the sorry nation folks executive and politics, the tragic futility folks army activities in Afghanistan and Iraq, or the plight of operating humans in an financial system rigged to profit the wealthy and robust, Zinn's historic readability, unflappable optimism, and unshakable questions reverberate all through The ancient Unfulfilled Promise: "Have our political leaders long gone mad?" "What form of state will we are looking to dwell in?" "What is nationwide security?" "Do we've got a correct to occupy a rustic while the folk of that nation evidently don't want us there?" "Is no longer struggle itself terrorism?" "Should we now not start to give some thought to all kids, all over, as our own?" "Has the desire of the folks been followed?" The historical Unfulfilled Promise is a real paintings of sense of right and wrong, wealthy in principles, charged with power; a useful creation for the uninitiated and a must have for Zinn's fans.

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