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An anti-war, anti-militarism perspective on Memorial Day. Journalist ROBERT FISK explains that (and why) there's been no "Good War" after 1945. KD reads HOWARD ZINN's famous 1976 column on Memorial Day (which got Zinn fired from the Boston Globe). KD also reads and demolishes the beloved war poem, "In Flanders Fields." Plus Steppenwolf's antiwar rock classic of the 1970s, "Monster."
This program was originally broadcast (as NWN #65) in May 2009. Fisk talk courtesy of tucradio.org. Zinn essay, "Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?"--and much other good stuff--from The Zinn Reader (Seven Stories Press, 1997).
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "table") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment of New World Notes is available also on The Internet Archive (www.archive.org).
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