Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics

Original Zinn Conversations on History and Politics Historian activist and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade Original Zinn is a collection of their conversation

  • Title: Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics
  • Author: Howard Zinn David Barsamian Arundhati Roy
  • ISBN: 9780060844257
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People s History of the United States at his most engaging and provocative.Touching on such diverse topics as the American war machineHistorian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People s History of the United States at his most engaging and provocative.Touching on such diverse topics as the American war machine, civil disobedience, the importance of memory and remembering history, and the role of artists from Langston Hughes to Dalton Trumbo to Bob Dylan in relation to social change, Original Zinn is Zinn at his irrepressible best, the acute perception of a scholar whose impressive knowledge and probing intellect make history immediate and relevant for us all.

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    1. Howard Zinn and the American State14 January 2012 This is similar to the Noam Chomskey book that I read which was a transcript of a radio interview. This book is a collection of interviews with Alternate Radio where Zinn discusses American History and where the United States was at that point in time. While the book was released in 2006, it contains a number of interviews post September 11 and the main theme of the book is that really nothing has changed with the American system of government si [...]

    2. I have learned more from reading the books of Howard Zinn than I did from 13 years of public school, a college education, and reading a newspaper every day of my life combined.

    3. Howard Zinn is one of the few notable non-fiction writers that I would have not been intimidated in having a conversation with. He was a well-educated man who could explain things in terms that just about anyone could understand (the polar opposite of Christopher Hitchens). Original Zinn is a compilation of conversations with David Barsamian between 2002 and 2005. Listening (reading) to Zinn on a wide variety of topics, I was in awe of how well researched and mature his views were on politics, w [...]

    4. Zinn's death occurred at a crucial point in American history. If only there could have been an additional edition of this book where he addresses the issues of 2011 and 2012. Even so, this book is an important commentary on American Foreign Policy and Politics. Rest in Peace indeed.

    5. This is an influential book touching upon various aspects of war, public opinion, budgeting, militarism, democracy, education, violence, Marxism and so on. I am stunned by Zinn's commitment to peace and his poignant insights on these issues. When he says,"you can't be neutral on a moving train", it somewhat sums up the critical nature of his thought. This book echoes the motto of informed discussions and remains relevant for all times. Highly recommended!

    6. A great series of interviews from Howard Zinn ranging from 2000-2005, all which are painfully relevant to today. Definitely need to read more from him.

    7. Original Zinn surprised me in that despite the content being from 2006 or even earlier, much of Zinn’s message maintains relevance today. Yet at the same time, as with much modern discussion about society, his methods are quickly outdated. Original Zinn is a compilation of Howard Zinn’s interviews in recent (to the publication date) years up to 2006. He is very upfront about where he stands politically, and seeks to explain his skepticism through a number of outlets, both school-related, in [...]

    8. I was first turned on to Howard Zinn through the punk scene. I had an Alternative Tentacles Sampler CD and amidst all the music, there was a Howard Zinn track (as well as tracks from Noam Chomsky and Angela Davis). After that introduction I went out an bought Zinn's CD, "Artists in a Time of War" and I eventually read his essential book, "A People's History of the United States". Howard Zinn died in January of 2010, just a few months before my grandmother. This is her copy of Original Zinn, and [...]

    9. So so so so so so good! Howard Zinn is incredible and I am so happy I picked this book up. I'm extremely disappointed that, although I was on his list serve for a while, I never made it out to one of his talks in the area before he passed :( but now I'm determined to read more of his work. I felt like I received a year's worth of education in reading this. I also dogeared a ton of pages with titles of books and movies that I want to read/watch to learn more about specific periods of history.

    10. Love Zinn. Hate that his books seem to be short on or completely without footnotes or bibliography. This gets a pass as it's a series of interesting and illuminating conversations. Certainly there is ample information in free and subscription databases and in print to allow readers to investigate areas of interest.

    11. This question and answer format is a useful format for exploring Howard Zinn's far reaching and eclectic interests in history, politics and culture. Next is his "A People's History of the United States," his classic look at American history from the point of view of the poor, disenfranchised and oppressed. Very readable.

    12. Somewhat repetitive of Zinn's other works. You might not learn much new about his thoughts and views if you've read a bunch of his other stuff. The conversational style adds a somewhat different perspective though. Worth the read and is a quick read.

    13. Interesting. It is a group of radio interviews with the journalist/academic/activist Howard Zinn. The very nature of the book makes it ineffective as anything more than an introduction to the man's ideas, but in that capacity it functions quite well.

    14. i am reading this right now. it's a set of interviews from around 2002 up to 2006. covers a lot of ground, and goes right into zinn's politics and views of history. his ideas really resonate with me -- i am sorry i really only got into him after he passed. he will be missed.

    15. The series of interviews are full of great insight and worth a read. By happenstance they discuss not just the early on-going days of Iraq but they cover discussion of other relevant works of the period and is a great intro to Zinn's own works in a very approachable format.

    16. I'm amazed by Zinn's ability to analyze and synthesize history, and put it into a context that makes it urgently relevant to us now.

    17. Additional broad and frank commentary on the stse of American history, politics and society by Professor Zinn.

    18. A collection of interviews with the author of A People's History of the United States during the early years of the Iraq War.Perhaps the best thing I can say by way of recommendation is that his arguments and positions are timeless and he holds nothing back.Highly recommended

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