||"A historical political resource."
Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87
|Contributor||Zeus the Moose |
|Last Edited||Zeus the Moose Jan 27, 2010 06:35pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Boston Globe|
|News Date||Thursday, January 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. |
"His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our lives," Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, once wrote of Dr. Zinn. "When action has been called for, one could always be confident that he would be on the front lines, an example and trustworthy guide."