Howard Zinn

Historian and educator Howard Zinn (1922-2010) said Americans need "to refute the idea that our nation is different from, morally superior to, the other imperial powers of world history."

(Portrait: Painting by Robert Shetterly/

Howard Zinn's July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time

'Is not nationalism—that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder—one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?'

Editor's note: The late historian and Progressive columnist Howard Zinn shared these words with us back in 2006. Eleven years later, for July 4, 2017, his message is still just as compelling A World War II bombardier, Zinn was the author of the best-selling book A People's History of the United States.

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