Friday, January 29, 2010

RIP, Howard Zinn

The Globe's obit of Howard Zinn, the man who made the people, not just the popes, patriarchs, and politicians, active agents of history, is horrendously ironic because it includes quotes from interviews with lots of local celebrities and not a single quote from a "common" man.

Guess the guys wrote the obit hadn't read the book. Or maybe they prefer to thumb their noses at the idea that made Howard famous: ordinary people are just as important as everyone else.

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