They were not mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, they were absent in the Constitution and they were invisible in the new political democracy. They were the women of early America.
("A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present")
More Quotes from Howard Zinn:To live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.
The memory of oppressed people is one thing that cannot be taken away, and for such people, with such memories, revolt is always an inch below the surface.
War itself is the enemy of the human race.
The UN should arrange, as US forces leave, for an international group of peacekeepers and negotiators from the Arab countries to bring together Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, and work out a solution for self-governance that would give all three groups a share in political power. Simultaneously, the UN should arrange for shipments of food and medicine, from the United States and other countries, as well as engineers to help rebuild the country.
The weapons addiction of all our political leaders ... has the same characteristics as drug addiction. It is enormously costly, very dangerous, provokes ugly violence, and is self-perpetuating -- all on a scale far greater than drug addicton.
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Well, what are you going to do about it?
Benjamin F. Wade
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
I was studying American politicians who were searching - allegedly - for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns.