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 New World Notes 
 Last of 3 parts
 Weekly Program
 Howars Zinn
 Kenneth Dowst  
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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 3 (this week) is (IMHO) the finest part of Zinn's long talk. . . . (Contined under "Credits")
It begins with Zinn's cogent rejection of war--all war, including the alleged "Good War," World War Two (in which Zinn himself fought).

Zinn concludes by discussing the importance of learning history, how "disobedience is essential to democracy," and how democracy is not structures of government but rather people forming social movements. Selections from the Q&A round out the program.

KD begins this installment with the story of the American bombing of the town of Royan, France, in April 1945. This was the subject, 20 years later, of some interesting historical research and writing by Zinn--who himself had dropped some of the bombs. The destruction of Royan was a key event in the development of Zinn's views on war.

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 "average level of quality") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Previously broadcast, in September 2018, as NWN #548. Files downloaded from the links, below, may be identified as #548.

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