Howard Zinn spoke at Drury University on October 7, 2004
Howard Zinn is one of the world’s most famous historians, best known for his People’s History of the United States, which recounts history from the perspectives of workers and commoners instead of the usual views of the powerful elite. In the last two decades, Zinn’s socialist analysis of America has become a standard text at universities across the U.S., including Drury. These days, Zinn focuses on national and global issues of social inequity such as global trade, and urges us all to accept our responsibility as citizens to understand the issues and vote.
“To me, the issue is taking what we have — the enormous human and economic resources — and using them in a rational and human way: to do away with poverty, to house people and to clean up the environment, to create a national health system.”
-Howard Zinn, www.citypaper.net