One of the most important contemporary historians presents his account of the last six years of the US history, from the events of 9/11, which rocked the world and permanently altered the landscape of international politics, to the recent midterm elections in which voters overwhelmingly overthrew a political party that does t work in tehir interest. In this concise pamphlet. Howard Zinn describes a tumultuous time when catastrophic machinations of war have dictated American foreign and domestic policy and voices of resistance have appeared in the unlikeliest places.
HOWARD ZINN's (1922-2010) great subject isn't war, but peace. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, he became convinced that there could be no such thing as a just war, as the vast majority of modern warfare's victims are made up of innocent civilians. In his books, including A People's History of the United States and its companion volume, Voices of a People's History of the United States, Zinn affirms the power of the masses to influence major events. Through a lifetime of pointed scholarship and principled civil disobedience, he has led and continues to lead generations in the ways of peace.