Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology

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Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology — Howard Zinn presents an honest and piercing look at American political ideology. Zinn confronts some of the most cherished beliefs of our culture as he provides a practical guide to the dilemmas of our time. [Publisher’s description.]

Published by Harper Perennial, 1990, 1991. Republished as Passionate Declarations in 2003.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements • p. ix
1. Introduction: American Ideology • p. 1
2. Machiavellian Realism and U.S. Foreign Policy: Means and Ends • p. 9
3. Violence and Human Nature • p. 32
4. The Use and Abuse of History • p. 48
5. Just and Unjust War • p. 67
6. Law and Justice • p. 106
7. Economic Justice: The American Class System • p. 147
8. Free Speech: Second Thoughts on the First Amendment • p. 182
9. Representative Government: The Black Experience • p. 231
10. Communism and Anti-communism • p. 259
11. The Ultimate Power • p. 278
Notes • p. 303
Index • p. 333