Newsday

A Kinder, Gentler Patriotism

By Howard Zinn. Article. Newsday. April 13, 2003.
At some point soon the United States will declare a military victory in Iraq. As a patriot, I will not celebrate. I will mourn the dead — the American GIs, and also the Iraqi dead, of which there will be many, many more. I will mourn the Iraqi children who may not die, but who will be blinded, crippled, disfigured, or traumatized, like the bombed children of Afghanistan who, as reported by American visitors, lost their power of speech.

Check the Facts Before Rushing to War

By Howard Zinn. Article. Newsday. April 13, 2004.
After a year of fighting in Iraq and an occupation fraught with violence, surely it is not rash to suggest, given the debacle over missing "weapons of mass destruction," that it is a good general rule to treat any official rationale for war with skepticism.

Scare Words Leave Scars on Everyone

By Howard Zinn. Article. Newsday. January 22, 1989.
“The use of scare words is profoundly undemocratic. It stifles debate; it creates an atmosphere in which people are afraid to speak their minds, honestly, afraid to examine all ideas.”
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