Articles & Interviews

Here is an overview of the articles by and interviews with Howard Zinn available at this site. To browse articles and interviews with excerpts, visit Articles by Howard Zinn and Interviews with Howard Zinn.

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List of Articles by Howard Zinn

Finishing School for Pickets
The Nation • 08/06/60

SNCC: The Battle-Scarred Youngsters
The Nation • 10/05/63

The Brooklyn Bridge and the Spirit of the Fourth
Boston Globe • 07/04/75

Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?
Boston Globe  • 06/02/76

Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Chapter 6 of  You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train • Beacon Press • Sept. 1994; Sept. 2002

Private Ryan Saves War
The Progressive • 10/2/98

On Getting Along
ZCommunications • 3/7/99

Liner Notes to “Fellow Workers” album
Righteous Babe Records • 5/01/99

A Diplomatic Solution
The Progressive • 5/2/99

Whose Atrocity is Bigger?
ZCommunications • 5/25/99

Their Atrocities—and Ours
The Progressive • 7/2/99

Inspire Please…
ZCommunications •  7/16/99

On Rewarding People for Talents and Hard Work
ZCommunications • 11/25/99

Beyond the Soviet Union
ZCommunications • 12/22/99

A Larger Consciousness
ZCommunications • 12/22/99

ZCommunications • 12/22/99

A Flash of Possibility
The Progressive • 1/01/00

Notes for a Gathering
ZCommunications • 1/2/00

Sender Garlin
ZCommunications • 3/9/00

The Heroes Around Us
ZCommunications • 5/7/00

Unsung Heroes
The Progressive • 6/1/00

A Fourth of July Commentary
ZCommunications • 7/4/00

ZCommunications • 8/18/00

Book Review of Karl Marx: A Life
In These Times
• 9/1/00

A Campaign Without Class
ZCommunications • 9/29/00

Tennis on the Titanic
ZCommunications • 12/16/00

McVeigh’s Path to the Death Chamber
Boston Globe • 6/16/01

The Greatest Generation?
The Progressive • 8/1/01

Violence Doesn’t Work
The Progressive • 9/14/01

Operation Enduring War
The Progressive • 3/10/02

A Break-in for Peace
The Progressive • 7/2/02

The Toll of War
The Progressive • 8/8/02

The Case Against War on Iraq
Boston Globe • 8/19/02

What War Looks Like
The Progressive  • 10/10/02

Our Job is a Simple One: Stop Them
The Progressive • 12/01/02

The Others
The Nation • 02/02/02

A Holy Outlaw
The Progressive • 2/3/03

A Kinder, Gentler Patriotism
Newsday • 4/13/03

Humpty Dumpty Will Fall
The Progressive • 8/8/03

An Occupied Country
The Progressive • 10/8/03

The Logic of Withdrawal
The Progressive • 1/1/04

Of Paradise and Power
ZCommunications • 2/9/04

The Ultimate Betrayal to Our Soldiers Would Be to Forget
The Progressive • 4/1/04

Check the Facts Before Rushing to War
News Day • 4/13/04

Opposing the War Party
The Progressive • 5/2/04

Dying for the Government
The Progressive • 6/1/04

What Do We Do Now?
The Progressive • 6/8/04

Dissent at the War Memorial
The Progressive • 8/8/04

Kerry Needs the Courage to Walk Away from Iraq
Miami Herald • 9/16/04

The Optimism of Uncertainty
ZCommunications • 9/30/04; The Nation • 9/20/04

Our War on Terrorism
The Progressive • 11/1/04

Harness That Anger
The Progressive • 1/1/05

Changing Minds, One at a Time
The Progressive • 3/2/05

Against Discouragement
Original Zinn; 2005 Spelman Commencement Speech • 5/15/05

The Scourge of Nationalism
The Progressive • 6/1/05

Don’t Despair About the Supreme Court
The Progressive • 11/8/05

After the War
The Progressive • 1/27/06

Lessons of Iraq War Start with U.S. History
The Progressive • 3/6/06

America’s Blinders
The Progressive • 4/10/06

Put Away the Flags
The Progressive • 7/02/06

War Is Not a Solution for Terrorism
ZCommunications • 9/7/06

Howard Zinn On Civil Disobedience
State of Nature • 01/01/07

Impeachment by the People
The Progressive • 3/7/07

Antiwar Talk at the Boston Commons
ZCommunications • 3/27/07

Are We Politicians or Citizens?
The Progressive • 5/1/07

A Just Cause, Not a Just War
The Progressive • 7/16/07

Let’s Come to Our Senses About the Election
The Progressive • 3/8/08

Election Madness
The Progressive • 3/8/08

What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire • 4/1/08

Are Hillary and Obama Afraid of Talking About the New Deal?
ZCommunications • 4/2/08

Beyond the New Deal
The Nation • 4/08/08

From Empire to Democracy
The Guardian • 10/3/08

The Obama Difference
The Progressive • 10/7/08

Howard Zinn Defends Studs Terkel from Red-Baiting in the Times
The Progressive • 11/7/08; The Nation • 11/24/08

Spend the Bailout Money on the Middle Class
The Nation • 10/28/08

Remembering Murray Levin
The Monthly Review • 02/01/09

Sacco and Vanzetti
ZCommunications • 3/11/09

Changing Obama’s Mindset
The Progressive •  5/13/09

Untold Truths About the American Revolution
The Progressive • 7/20/09

War and Peace Prizes
The Guardian • 10/10/09

A Marvelous Victory
ZCommunications • 2/1/10

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 Interviews with Howard Zinn

Mergers, Lying Presidents, Activism and Noam Chomsky
Democracy Now! • 12/7/98

‘History as a Political Act’
Interview by Raymond Lotta • Revolutionary Worker • 12/20/98

Zinn and the Art of Liberal Persuasion
Perspective • 3/1/99

American History Review of the 20th Century: Manning Marable and Howard Zinn
Democracy Now! • 12/27/99

The Electoral College and Election 2000: A Historical Perspective from Howard Zinn
Democracy Now! • 12/8/00

Robert Birnbaum Talks with the Author of A People’s History of the United States
Interview by Robert Birnbau • • 1/10/01

Radical History: A Conversation with Howard Zinn
Interviewed by Harry Kreisler • Conversations with History • 4/20/01

Manning Marable, Howard Zinn and Grace Paley Speak Out Against the March to War
Democracy Now! • 9/13/01

The People’s Historian: Howard Zinn
Democracy Now! • 6/21/02

Dissent In Pursuit Of Equality, Life, Liberty And Happiness
Interview by Sharon Basco • Published at • 7/3/02

Interview with Howard Zinn
Interview by Amir Butler • Published at A True Word • 10/28/02

Zinn on Growing Up, Objectivity, Bombing, Media, Genocide, and Propaganda
Interview by David Barsamian • ZCommunications • 11/1/02

Over 600 Gather for the Funeral of Legendary Anti-War Activist Philip Berrigan
Democracy Now! • 12/10/02

Zinn on Iraq and Other Pressing Matters
Interview by Bill Moyers • NOW With Bill Moyers • 1/10/03

A People’s History of the United States: 1,000,000 Copies and Counting
Democracy Now! • 2/25/03

A Few Words with Howard Zinn
Interviewed by Michael Pozo • St.  John’s University Humanities Review • 3/1/03

War is the Health of the State
Interview by Paul Glavin and Chuck Morse • Perspectives on Anarchist Theory • 3/22/03

Howard Zinn – You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train
Interview by Dean Lawrence R. Velvel • Books of Our Time • 11/11/03

Duty of Expression: Thom Yorke and Howard Zinn Debate the Artist’s Role in Saving the World
Interview by Sarah Burton • Resonance Magazine • 11/23/03

Another McCarthy Era
Interview by Steven Rosenfeld • • 12/02/03

American Amnesia Interviews Howard Zinn
American Amnesia • 02/08/04

‘The Human Reality of War Changed My Life’
Interview by Pedro de la Hoz • La Habana • 05/07/04

‘Marx Is Not Dead’
Interview by M.H. Lagarde • La Habana • 05/08/04

Rise Like Lions: The Role Of Artists In A Time Of War
Interview by David Barsamian • The Sun • 07/01/04

Candidates Not Addressing “Fundamental Issues of American Policy in the World”
Democracy Now! • 10/14/04

Questions for Howard Zinn: The People’s Historian
Interview by Joshua Glenn • The Boston Globe • 11/14/04

HREA Director Interviews Historian Howard Zinn
Interview by Felisa Tibbitts • Human Rights Education Association • 01/05/05

“Bush Represents Everything That Martin Luther King Opposed”
Democracy Now! • 01/20/05

Critical Thinking
International Socialist Review  • 06/02/76

‘An Amazing David and Goliath Story’
Interview by Catherine Murphy • • 3/15/05

“To Be Neutral, To Be Passive In A Situation Is To Collaborate With Whatever Is Going On”
Democracy Now! • 4/27/05

An Interview with Howard Zinn
Interview by Shelly R. Fredman • ZCommunications • 5/22/06

Zinn Speaks
By Wajajat Ali • Counterpunch • 4/19/08

Howard Zinn’s Personal Philosophy
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Howard Zinn on U.S. Presidential Candidates
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Howard Zinn on Race in America
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Learning From World War II
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Howard Zinn on Iraq: Advice for the Next U.S. President
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Howard Zinn on the Limitations of American History Books
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Howard Zinn on the World Today
Interview by BigThink • 5/8/08

Rebels Against Tyranny: An Interview with Howard Zinn on Anarchism
Interview by Žiga Vodovnik • CounterPunch • 05/12/08

Howard Zinn on Democracy in America
Interview by BigThink • 07/05/08

The Legacy of Howard Zinn
Interview by BigThink • 07/05/08

Howard Zinn’s Advice to Obama
Interview by Rob Kall • OpEd News • 08/28/08

The Citizens Among Us
Interview by Gabriel Matthew Schivone • ZCommunications • 05/08/08

U.S. ‘In Need of Rebellion’
Al Jazeera • 09/13/08

Our Interview with the People’s Historian, Howard Zinn
The Boulder Weekly • 10/02/08

‘Election Day Will Not Be Enough’: An Interview with Howard Zinn
Interview by Jessica Lee and John Tarleton • Indypendent • 11/14/08

Oral history interview with the Brooklyn Historical Society
Interview by Daniella Romano • 12/08/08
See also: Video clip from interview, “Howard Zinn Describes Work in the Navy Yards

‘You have to go beyond capitalism’
Interview by Dave Zirin • International Socialist Review • 05/02/09

‘I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK’
Democracy Now! • 5/13/09

Howard Zinn on Obama
TV Without Borders (TVXS) • 5/30/09

Howard Zinn: Interview by Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers Journal • 12/11/09

‘One Long Struggle for Justice’
Interview by Bill Bigelow • Author on Air • January 19, 2010

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