Rest in Peace, Howard Zinn: Activist, Historian, Writer for The People

By Julianne Hing Jan 27, 2010

The Boston Globe reports that Howard Zinn, an activist, professor and author of the seminal revisionist history tome, A People’s History of The United States, passed away today. He was 87 years old. Thank you, Zinn, for sharing many of history lessons that were instrumental to our politicization. If you’ve got a favorite Zinn quote or memory, share it in the comments. We quite like this one of his:

“I suggest that if you know history, then you might not be so easily fooled by the government when it tells you you must go to war for this or that reason–that history is a protective armor against being misled.”