Article by Howard Zinn • The Progressive • April 1999
I have seen some of my most stalwart friends flinch before the accusation that they—in asking, let us say, for a single-payer health care system—were calling for “big government.” So insistent has been the press and the political leadership of the country—in both parties—that “big government” is a plague to be avoided, that otherwise courageous people on the left have retreated before the attached.
It’s an issue, therefore, that deserves some examination.
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