Howard Zinn died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, California, marking the end of an extraordinary life that championed civil rights and the antiwar movement. Dr. Zinn made frequent appearances on Link TV, whether through interviews on Democracy Now! or in documentaries such as Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train or The Corporation. With the publication of his best-selling book A People's History of the United States and in his years of teaching political science at Boston University, Dr. Zinn inspired a new generation of activists, all eager to learn about our world's unheard voices and untold stories.
We at Link TV salute you, Dr. Zinn. May you rest in peace.
We leave you with this video from our friends at Democracy Now! of one of Dr. Zinn's recent public appearances, where the prominent historian speaks on the topic of America's "Holy Wars" with his characteristic energy, wry humor and incisive commentary. With the attitude that no history is sacrosanct, and no fact must go unquestioned, Dr. Zinn urges us to "reexamine the idea that there is any such thing as a good war." Fitting words by which to remember this legend.