Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Howard Zinn on Lies, War, and History

New World Notes #538, 28:10 (June 26)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

A classic talk by the late progressive historian Howard Zinn--never before broadcast on New World Notes.

Zinn spoke in Boston, at an antiwar "teach-in," on September 25, 2001. That was just after the attacks on 9/11 and just before the U.S. launched its war against Afghanistan.

Zinn spoke of governments that lie to their people--particularly the United States government. Governments especially lie as they launch unnecessary wars--for instance our past wars against Mexico, Spain, and Vietnam. Average citizens can empower themselves by learning and remembering real history.
Zinn notes that most of the alleged attackers on 9/11 were Saudi Arabians--yet the government was now beating the war drums aginst Afghanistan, not Saudi Arabia. Something fishy is going on here. . . .

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