To Be Hopeful In Bad Times

by Kenn Orphan edited by O Society May 12, 2019  “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.  What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our … Continue reading To Be Hopeful In Bad Times

Howard Zinn’s Life on the Frontlines

  Daniel Denvir interviews Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Jacobin 11/19/2018 Historian Howard Zinn died in 2010. Today, he remains a model for left-wing intellectuals in how to both convey ideas to a public beyond academia and how to take direct action to transform the world. Teaching at Spelman, a black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, Zinn supported and … Continue reading Howard Zinn’s Life on the Frontlines

A People’s History Of The United States – Howard Zinn

You can read this book online here Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People’s History is the only volume to tell America’s story from the point … Continue reading A People’s History Of The United States – Howard Zinn

Don’t Despair about the Supreme Court

It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds.   by Howard Zinn Progressive October 21, 2005 John Roberts sailed through his confirmation hearings as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with enthusiastic Republican support, and a few weak … Continue reading Don’t Despair about the Supreme Court