Goodbye, Professor Zinn

January 28, 2010 at 3:52 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

After finishing my latest post tonight, I opened my e-mail and found a notice saying Professor Howard Zinn has died, at age 87.

Zinn is (was) one of my favorite authors, I often recommend his writings to my children and I also recommend them to you. He was an intellectual giant who never lost sight of human value. Because of Zinn, I learned about nearly forgotten (or more accurately “deliberately buried”) events, such as The Ludlow Massacre. We especially needed him as a voice of sanity during this time of economic calamity. He was determined to prevent us from fulfilling George Santayana’s admonition that “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”

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