Thursday, January 28, 2010

American Fiction Writer, Howard Zinn dead at 87

Along with Saul Alinsky, Noam Chomsky, Peter Singer and Herbert Marcuse, he was one of the most deceptive and corrosive influences in American education in the post-war years.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

American historian Howard Zinn, best known for his work A People's History of the United States, died Wednesday, January 27, of a heart attack while traveling to Santa Monica, California. He was 87.

Born in 1922 to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Zinn served in the Army during World War II as a pilot. After the war ended, he took his medals and papers, put them in a folder, and wrote on top "Never again," becoming an anti-war activist for the rest of his life. Zinn He attended Columbia University, where he received a doctorate in history and wrote his dissertation on New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia's congressional career.



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