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 New World Notes 
 Second of 3 parts
 Weekly Program
 Howard Zinn
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
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A fine talk by Progressive historian Howard Zinn (d. 2010), delivered in 2008. It deals with key themes in Zinn's writing (and social activism): social justice, war, economic power, the anti-democratic behavior of governments (including ours), propaganda, and the power of the people to organize and compel justice.

Part Two (this week) focuses on this country's extravagant military expenditures and "absurd" wars. . . .

(Contined under "Credits")
Zinn explores the American "mindset" that supports wars and imperialism--for example, "American Exceptionalism"; denial of our imperialism; and false definitions of "national security," "terrorism," and "patriotism."

Zinn spoke in Binghamton, NY, on November 8, 2008. Original 90-minute recording courtesy of Lyn Gerry and the Unwelcome Guests Collective (

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "Yum-Yum Tree") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Of note: In 2016, candidate Donald Trump said that having been imprisoned by enemy forces in war does not in itself make John McCain a "hero." Fot this, Trump was--and continues to be--loudly denounced from both left and right. In fact, Howard Zinn said the same thing of McCain in 2008 (in this installment). For Zinn, the real heros of the Vietnam War are those who protested it.

Previously broadcast, in August 2018, as NWN #547. Files downloaded from the links, below, may be identified as #547.

This installment is available--in MP3 and other formats--also on The Internet Archive ( The page with the download links is here:

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