Zinn is a visionary, progressive genius who said years ago what still needs to be said, what people are re-discovering.
If you want to see the world as it really as, not as it has been painted to appear, but protectors of hierarchical, top-down history, this reader is essential reading that will get your neurons firing in totally new ways that will delight, excite, anger and energize you.
He wraps up his chapter on Columbus, which also discusses the big problems with western civilization, by saying, "WE know that it's poosible for change to take place suddenly, surprisingly, unpredictably. We've seen that in various parts of the world. It's possible here in the United States too."
This is a book that deserves to be read cover to cover. I'm not sure the sequence I'll read it in, but I dived in the day I received it and will be carrying it with me.
As a writer, publisher and radio host, this book is truly inspiring at so many levels.
Howard Zinn, alive, was a national, even a world treasure. Today, h this book keeps alive his way of seeing the world, a way more necessary now than ever.