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Howard Zinn's "Ballade for Americans"

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The canon we let back into our history will shoot it full of holes and, somehow, reach the audiences we need to reach, because we are all, in one way or another, suffering from the sins of those we worship--even the upper one percent we won't let alone, our history won't let alone--for it is their ruthless greed, which gave birth to this land we love, that will also bring it down. Ultimately the world will not spare them either. They'll be the last of us to go, realizing what America might have been, wanting the real America more fervently than did Langston Hughes and all of his fellow oppressed humanity.

The next "America" must come into being on far firmer foundations. Will it ever?

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Zinn was a truthful man...... by Beverly Bentley on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 3:48:38 PM