Tag Archives: Howard Zinn

the cold war: a plague on both your houses

What was the Cold War, who started it? and could it have been avoided?… …In the last days of 1946, the prime minister of Greece, Constantine Tsaldaris, had come to Washington with an urgent request for financial and military aid. … Continue reading

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cold war: I believe

What was the Cold War exactly? Who started it? Could it have been avoided?… …The morning of February 22, Secretary Marshall, speaking at Princeton University, picked up the burden that Britain had laid down. He said that “if democratic processes … Continue reading

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thoreau at walden: domestic arrangements

…At the end of his first eight months at the pond he found that he had spent a total of $8.74 for food- an average of twenty-seven cents a week. Clothing for the same period cost him only $8.40, and … Continue reading

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thoreau: voluntary simplicity

…Thoreau was in no haste to move in. Once the frame was up, he did the remaining carpentry slowly, living in the meantime with his parents and walking back and forth to the pond each day, carrying his lunch wrapped … Continue reading

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thoreau: raise the roof

…Thoreau began his work at the pond with a borrowed axe. It probably belonged to Bronson Alcott, although after its fame spread it was claimed by both Emerson and Channing. But from whoever he obtained it, he returned it later, … Continue reading

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in the blink of an eye

As the first rays of the morning sun. Like Howard Zinn made a career out of destroying or at least exposing America’s founding myths as being blatant lies founded on a contrived aegis of moral rectitude, wisdom and a few … Continue reading

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the last train in vain

from Zinn Education Project: On April 19, 1943, the eve of Passover, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began when Nazi forces attempted to clear out the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, to send them to concentration camps. The Germans were met … Continue reading

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save the mountain for them

The origins of anti-Catholicism are lurking at the depths of American consciousness, gnawing away like a conspiracy theory and feeding a sense of paranoia and tribal urges that have little basis in fact, but are convenient valves of release when … Continue reading

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lets drink to that

The narcissism of small differences. When religion meets politics the poetics of demagoguery can launch a thousand careers. Anti-Catholic sentiment in the New World was an almost original sin of the founding settlers. All that was missing was a blood … Continue reading

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what price freedom?

A holocaust industry. That god works in mysterious ways seems to be a pretty lame excuse. Forget faith. It was always about the covenant. Trust. The special relationship direct to the throne without intermediary. A misplaced belief? Yahweh simply wasn’t … Continue reading

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