Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident: Essays in The Nation on Civil Rights, Vietnam, and “The War on Terror”

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As Frances Fox Piven writes in the introduction, “These Nation essays remind us that for nearly fifty years Zinn himself was deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.”

The book also includes later Zinn articles on George W. Bush’s wars—on terror, in Iraq, against the poor—as well as a selection of Nation articles about Zinn, concluding with Eric Foner’s 2010 obituary for the historian who “was not afraid to speak out about the difference between right and wrong.” [Publisher’s description.]

Table of Contents

HOWARD ZINN IN THE NATION
    • Introduction • Frances Fox Piven • p. 7
    • Finishing School for Pickets • August 6, 1960 • p. 15
    • Kennedy: The Reluctant Emancipator • December 1, 1962 • p. 25
    • Incident in Hattiesburg • May 18, 1964 • p. 35
    • The Wobbly Spirit (review) • April 5, 1965 • p. 47
    • The South Revisited • September 20, 1965 • p. 57
    • Vietnam: Setting the Moral Equation • January 17, 1966 • p. 81
    • Emancipation From Dogma:  The Old Left and the New • April 4, 1966 • p. 103
    • Three Prisoners: The Petty Route Home • April 1 , 1968 • p. 123
    • A People’s Constitution: Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident • August 1, 1987 • p. 145
    • The Others • February 11, 2002 • p. 151
    • How to Get Out of lraq •  May 24, 2004 • p. 163
    • Beyond the New Deal • April 7, 2008 • p. 167
    • A Big Government Bailout • October 27, 2008 • p. 171

 

THE NATION ON HOWARD ZINN
    • Civil Disobedience: Moral or Not? (review) Carl Cohen, December 2, 1968 • p. 179
    • The People? Yes. (review) • Bruce Kuklick, May 24, 1980 • p. 191
    • He Shall Not Be Moved (review) • Paul Buhle, November 21, 1994 • p. 197
    • Red Fox? The Unlikely Union of Murdoch and Zinn • Tom Gogola, April 5, 1999 • p. 205
    • Zinn’s Critical History (obituary) • Eric Foner, February 22, 2010 • p. 211

Published by Published by The Nation Company, 2014.