An Argument for Humanizing the Orc [more inside]
The Boston Globe
reports that historian Howard Zinn
has died of a heart attack. The pioneering radical historian is best known for A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn - "A Just Cause, Not a Just War"
"The moral equation in Afghanistan is clear. Civilian casualties are certain. The outcome is uncertain. No one knows what this bombing will accomplish - whether it will lead to the capture of Osama Bin Laden (perhaps), or the end of the Taliban (possibly), or a democratic Afghanistan (very unlikely), or an end to terrorism (almost certainly not)."
A well-reasoned, dispassionate argument against the war, from the man who brought us "A People's History of the United States."
Bad Subjects Interviews Howard Zinn.
I'm not sure I buy globalization as "a more sophisticated kind of imperialism," but given recent efforts to expand corporate welfare and manufacture enemies for a reinvigorated military-industrial complex I think parallels with 19th century robber-barons and the Great BBQ are apt. Lefties and libertarians unite!