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ecapataz



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http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/01/howard_zinn_his.html
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:43 pm
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FranktheP



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This sucks. I am halfway through " A People's". Incredible book. RIP.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:23 pm
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jehu



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RIP to a legend.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:39 pm
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A legend, indeed.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:44 pm
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kese



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Sad day...
"People's History" was a life changing read.
RIP
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:30 pm
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Captiv8



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Man, society has lost someone great today. "A People's History" is part of the reason I became interested in studying history in the first place. Rest well, sir.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:36 pm
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neveragainlikesheep



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A huge loss.

I first read "A People's History" when I was researching the Highway 55 protests (http://mendotadakota.com/mn/tag/highway-55/) in the late 90's for a high school class. I had already read Chomsky and had a pretty decent handle on what American foreign policy was all about but Zinn's work broke open for me a whole new perspective on our country's history and it's relationship with itself.

Reading "A People's History" while watching the State of Minnesota attempting to bulldoze land sacred to the Dakota was quite the double wammy. I'll never forget my time there and what I learned.

RIP
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:42 pm
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IAmNiki



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aww, wow. RIP.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:50 pm
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No fucking way. :(
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:57 pm
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d-nyce36



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fuck fuck fuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qpm6aw5OWw

Patriotism is not obedience to government;
Patriotism is obedience to the principles for which government is supposed to stand- Howard Zinn...R.I.P.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:01 pm
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breakreep
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I think I'm gonna be sick all night. Good god what a way to end the day. More so for him, obviously. :(
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:03 pm
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Jesse



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Dude was 87. All respect and of course it's sombre, but hopefully some young acolyte will step into his shoes and it won't be the end of the world for anyone but Zinn himself.

No-one lives forever. Dying distinguished and successful at the age of 87 isn't really tragic.

Good job, Howard Zinn.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:08 pm
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marshall84



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RIP.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:08 pm
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d-nyce36



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Jesse wrote:
Dude was 87. All respect and of course it's sombre, but hopefully some young acolyte will step into his shoes and it won't be the end of the world for anyone but Zinn himself.

No-one lives forever. Dying distinguished and successful at the age of 87 isn't really tragic.

Good job, Howard Zinn.


doesn't need to be tragic, but the country needed Zinn.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:09 pm
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Alan Hague



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RIP.

What impresses me to no end is how, even in the months and weeks preceding his death, he was still just as active as ever - producing and creating the "People's History" TV series for the History Channel, for example. Truly an inspiration.
Post Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:12 pm
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