Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Howard Zinn Apr. 14, 2008

History is ended the orators for America’s new century extolled upon George W. Bush’s assumption of the throne in January 2001. In some ways the notion has proved correct; history will of course continue ’til comeuppance day, but the nature of the nation is changed. Today, America represents not a bastion of individual freedoms and expression, the protector and purveyor of Democracy, but a rapacious agent of corporate greed and criminality around the planet, a law unto itself: An empire.

Howard Zinn is an American historian, educator, playwright, activist and author. Among his more than twenty books published are: ‘Artists in Times of War,’ ‘The Cold War and the University,’ ‘Declarations of Indepedence,’ ‘Disobedience and Democracy,’ the best-selling ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ and his autobiography, ‘You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train,’ (also adapted as a documentary film).

Zinn is the recipient of numerous awards, citations, and accolades for his decades-long dedication to the People’s cause, including: the Courage of Conscience Award, the Thomas Merton, Eugene Debs, and Upton Sinclair Awards, the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Prize for best English-language book on American History for his debut title, ‘La Guardia in Congress,’ and the Haven’s Center Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship. His theatrical works include: ‘Daughter of Venus,’ ‘Emma,’ and ‘Marx in Soho.’

Howard Zinn’s newest book release is, ‘A People’s History of American Empire.’ Howard Zinn in the first half.

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Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.