Terrorism and War

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Truth—as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War—has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including civil liberties on the home front and human rights abroad. In Terrorism and War, Zinn explores the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in this country to U.S. militarism, from Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party during World War ...
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Overview

Truth—as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War—has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including civil liberties on the home front and human rights abroad. In Terrorism and War, Zinn explores the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in this country to U.S. militarism, from Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party during World War One to the opponents of U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583224939
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Open Media Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 674,005
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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The visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922–2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a “just war,” because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People’s History of the United States, its companion volume Voices of a People’s History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events.
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Table of Contents

Maps 6
A Note on the Text 8
1 9-11 9
2 Searching for Common Ground 27
3 A Peaceful Nation? 50
4 The Need for Dissent 57
5 War on Civilians 78
6 Logic of War 92
7 Not in Our Name 99
Acknowledgments 121
App. A Excerpts of the Geneva Protocols 123
App. B: Suggestions for Further Reading 125
App. C Antiwar Organizations and Resources 127
Notes 132
Index 144
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    War of Terrorism

    This book will benefit those readers who seek understanding rather than jingoist polemics. Arnove successfully follows David Barsimian who has established a tradition of probing and in-depth interviews of progressive and left intellectuals. Zinn¿s writings remain refreshingly clear and poignant. Arnove¿s interview questions allow Zinn to discuss this views. The book starts with Zinn¿s discussion of the events of September 11th. As a historian, Zinn provides an overview of United States¿ long record of war and state terrorism. The struggle for peace is likely to be long and arduous. At times of war, most ¿intellectuals¿ support state power and the system of social science and humanities scholarship is devoted to serving power interest even in relatively free and open societies such as the United States. Hence, books from alternative perspective, such as War and Terrorism, become indispensable because they provide a glimpse of truth and aid in deciphering the news in the leading journals of our times and the distortions of governments and corporations.

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