World of ideas : Howard Zinn

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  • Howard Zinn-distinguished historian, professor emeritus at Boston University, and author of A People's History of the United States, a long-standing touchstone of dissident thought in America-has lived a politically engaged life ever since his return from World War II after serving as a bombardier. In this program, the distinguished elder statesman of antiwar activism talks with Bill Moyers about a number of topics, including America's war on terror and his new book, Terrorism and War.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
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  • Howard Zinn (0:33) -- "Terrorism and War" (1:59) -- First Military Use of Napalm: The Bombing of Royenne (3:51) -- Other WWII Scenarios (3:17) -- Hiroshima/Nagasaki (1:26) -- Visiting Hiroshima (2:15) -- Human Consequences of War (0:54) -- What About Self-Defense? (2:41) -- Terrorist Acts Against the US (2:05) -- Viet Nam and Korea (1:39) -- Policy Change (5:42) -- Religion and War (2:17) -- Pacifism and Passivity (2:22) -- What Can People Do? (2:15) -- "A People's History of the United States" (4:23) -- New Heroes (1:54) -- Truth or Mythology (2:09) -- Effects of the Book (1:19) -- How Would You Write the Book Now? (2:33) -- Are You Marginalized? (2:48) -- Where is Effective Dissent Today? (2:24) -- Surprises in History (3:10) -- howard zinn (0:04)
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