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Available nationally for the first time, celebrated historian Howard Zinn's stripped and powerful observation of the mindsets that permeate American government is a singular historical document just two years after it was initially published. Based on a talk delivered in the weeks following the historic election of Barack Obama, The State of the Union is a sobering look at Available nationally for the first time, celebrated historian Howard Zinn's stripped and powerful observation of the mindsets that permeate American government is a singular historical document just two years after it was initially published. Based on a talk delivered in the weeks following the historic election of Barack Obama, The State of the Union is a sobering look at whether the new president could turn the euphoria of a nation toward enacting the change his supporters had hoped for. Ever more urgent in its prescience, this powerful and radical analysis of the opportunities for change now stands out as a deeply important book from an equally important moment in American history.


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Available nationally for the first time, celebrated historian Howard Zinn's stripped and powerful observation of the mindsets that permeate American government is a singular historical document just two years after it was initially published. Based on a talk delivered in the weeks following the historic election of Barack Obama, The State of the Union is a sobering look at Available nationally for the first time, celebrated historian Howard Zinn's stripped and powerful observation of the mindsets that permeate American government is a singular historical document just two years after it was initially published. Based on a talk delivered in the weeks following the historic election of Barack Obama, The State of the Union is a sobering look at whether the new president could turn the euphoria of a nation toward enacting the change his supporters had hoped for. Ever more urgent in its prescience, this powerful and radical analysis of the opportunities for change now stands out as a deeply important book from an equally important moment in American history.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Jaded

    Howard Zinn will always be a hero in my book. He was a great mind that shared many great thoughts and wisdom about this world and especially this nation that we live in and it's government. This very short read packs quite a punch. If you need to be brought up to date on current events regarding the United States position in the world, this is a great primer. How sad that we repeat our poor choices of history again and again. How sad that we are drowning in blood of the innocents and in such den Howard Zinn will always be a hero in my book. He was a great mind that shared many great thoughts and wisdom about this world and especially this nation that we live in and it's government. This very short read packs quite a punch. If you need to be brought up to date on current events regarding the United States position in the world, this is a great primer. How sad that we repeat our poor choices of history again and again. How sad that we are drowning in blood of the innocents and in such denial about the blood on our nation's hands. Addressing topics like Iraq, Militarism, Imperialistic Behaviours, The Moral Economy of War, and many other ideas in which great change is needed as a nation and as a world community, Zinn has a special way of making it all seem so easy and clear without zapping hope out of the equation. For a country that is so far ahead of the curve in so many ways, we really lag behind when it comes to applying ethical standards of government, especially when it comes to how we relate to the nations of the world. Arab Spring, The Occupy Movement, Voter Apathy, Illegal Wars, clandestine affairs, and secrecy at the highest levels are all leading to a powder keg that we are stoking flames surrounding it. What legacy are we leaving for our children? Will our children be here to enjoy it if we keep sending them off to die for oil and greed? These are gloomy times indeed. Let us hope and pray that some leader somewhere listens to Dr. Zinn's ideas and acts accordingly. Try to put your knee jerk reactions aside especially when you read the words "socialism", and "grass roots" and open your mind to the possibilities of needed change in our nation. This is no longer about political party lines, it is about our nation's survival.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rochelle

    I love Howard Zinn. He said this at the beginning of the Obama administration: "It is dangerous to look just to Obama. This has been part of our culture, looking to saviors. Saviors will not do it. We cannot depend on the people on top to save us. I hope that people who supported Obama will not simply sit back and wait for him to save us but will understand that they have to do more than this." But "...if that constituency [those who supported Obama] should go into action, then there is the poss I love Howard Zinn. He said this at the beginning of the Obama administration: "It is dangerous to look just to Obama. This has been part of our culture, looking to saviors. Saviors will not do it. We cannot depend on the people on top to save us. I hope that people who supported Obama will not simply sit back and wait for him to save us but will understand that they have to do more than this." But "...if that constituency [those who supported Obama] should go into action, then there is the possibility of the change that Obama Spoke about." I hope we all hold to this notion with the coming election. Don't just vote, then sit and wait for change. Find the resolve within yourself to be a part of that change, or it may not happen.

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