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The Future of History: Interviews with David Barsamian

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Here, in a series of scattershot interviews from 1989 to 1999 with Alternative Radio founder Barsamian, radical "peoples' historian" Zinn (professor emeritus at aBoston Univ.; Marx in Soho, p. 291 ; etc.) does his best to show that the relentless dialectic of history has survived the collapse of the Soviet Union. It's not hard to detect the common thread in these random talks about everything from the poetry of Langston Hughes to the glory days of the Brooklyn Dodgers—Zinn's political radicalism and his passionately humane critiques of our competitive, profit-driven culture inform all of these intimate conversations. A New York City street kid whose radicalism was born in reaction to the poverty and powerlessness of his upbringing, Zinn grew up to become a Brooklyn Navy Yard worker, a WWII bombardier, and a graduate student. It was as a teacher at all-black Spelman College in Georgia, however, that the turmoil and triumph of the civil rights movement transformed both his politics and his scholarship. Active in the antiwar movement and other progressive causes, Zinn also championed the telling of the history of ordinary people. Under the prodding of Barsamian's sympathetic questioning, Zinn earnestly and with wry wit asserts his views on subjects from the death penalty to the globalization of the economy, the state of the theater, McCarthyism, the radicalism of Fiorello, LaGuardia, and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Scorning the notion that historians can be "objective"—the very selection of facts, Zinn tells Barsamian, revels the historian's bias—Zinn boldly reinterprets American history from the landings of Columbus, whom Zinn presents as a genocidal criminal, toVietnam War–era America. While many will be unable to swallow Zinn's enthusiastic Marxism, his humanity, honesty, and compassionate perspectives on our often brutal history and culture, and his dry humor, make these interviews thoughtful and compelling. .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567511567
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Zinn is the author of A People's History of the United States.

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