Wednesday, January 27, 2010

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

All right. I just saw this. Historian Howard Zinn died today in Santa Monica of a heart attack.

Yeah, I know the man was 87, but I'm still stunned.

I've got nothing to say right now--except thank God Howard Zinn lived on this Earth. His A People's History of the United States was one of those rare histories (along with Vincent Harding's There Is a River that really changed my life. I got to spend an evening with Harding once (a dream come true). I only wish I could've done the same with Zinn.

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