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Kennedy: The Reluctant Emancipator

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. December 1, 1962.
"The dispatch of federal troops to Oxford, Mississippi, tends to obscure the true cautiousness of John F. Kennedy in the movement for Negro rights. Oxford diverted attention from Albany, Georgia. In the former, the national government moved boldly and with overwhelming force. In the latter, which twice this past year has been the scene of Negro demonstrations, mass arrests and official violence, the federal government, showed cautiousness to the point of timidity."
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A Big Government Bailout

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. October 27, 2008.
"It is sad to see both major parties agree to spend $700 billion of taxpayer money to bail out huge financial institutions that are notable for two characteristics: incompetence and greed."
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A People’s Constitution: Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident

Commentary by Howard Zinn. The Nation. August 1, 1987.
"The proper question, I believe, is not how good a document is or was the Constitution but, What effect does it have on the quality of our lives? And the answer to that, it seems to me, is, Very little. The Constitution makes promises it cannot by itself keep, and therefore deludes us into complacency about the rights we have."
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By Way of Amends

Letter to the editor by Howard Zinn. The Nation. November 13, 1972.
Zinn writes with information for readers to make contributions to victims of North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
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Democracy for Whom?

Book review by Howard Zinn. The Nation. February 25, 1960.
Howard Zinn reviews. Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth Century by William N. Chambers and Robert H. Salisbury.
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Vietnam: Setting the Moral Equation

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. January 17, 1966.
"When those of us who would make an end to the war speak passionately of 'the moral Issue' in Vietnam, only our friends seem to understand. The government continues to bomb fishing villages, shoot women, disfigure children by [fire] or explosion, while its policy bring no outcry of opposition from Hubert Humphrey, Oscar Handin, Max Lerner or millions of others And we wonder why."
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Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawl

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. February 6, 1967.
"We are dealing here with an odd logic that it was wrong tor the United States to get lnvolved in the first place, because Vietnam is srmply not “vltal” for American security, but that we must not withdraw from a move that was both wrong and costly because now our 'prestige' is involved."
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Veterans Day

By Howard Zinn. Article. ZCommunications. November 13, 2002.
It would be good to remember a few things about that war as this country is about to embark on still another war. First, that you don’t "win" wars. We "won" World War I, but sowed the seeds of another world war. War is a quick fix, like crack. An exultant high — we won! — and soon you’re down again, and you need another fix, another war.
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By Howard Zinn. ZCommunications. July 24, 2003.
The “victory” over an already devastated and disarmed Iraq led Bush, Rumsfeld and their teammates into a locker-room frenzy of exultation and self-congratulation. I half-expected to see Bush joyfully pouring beer on Rumsfeld’s head and Ashcroft snapping a towel at Ari Fleischer’s derriere. But it turns out that they thought the Iraq game was over, when it was only the fifth inning.
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