Source or Publisher: The Progressive

Delusion 2000: How the Candidates View the World

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. March 2000.
"Every day, as the soggy rhetoric of the presidential candidates accumulates into an enormous pile of solid waste, we get more and more evidence of the failure of the American political system. The candidates for the job of leader of the most powerful country in the world have nothing important to say. On domestic issues, they offer platitudes about healthcare and Social Security and taxes, which are meaningless given the record of both political parties. And on foreign policy, utter silence. That silence is what I want to talk about."
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The Bombs of August

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. August 2000.
"The bombing of Hiroshima remains sacred to the American Establishment and to a very large part of the population in this country."
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There Are Lies, and There Are Lies

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. November 1998.
"In all the excitement about Bill Clinton’s sex scandal, have we as a nation lost a sense of proportion? Clinton has lied to us, deceived us, and then covered up his deceptions about something which, however odious, we did not need to know about and caused no one to lose a life. But there’s a long list of presidents who have lied to us and deceived us, especially since World War II, about activities that we had every right to know, activities in which thousands, even millions, of people lost their lives. "
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One Iraqi’s Story

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. February 1999.
"It seems to me this conveys with terrible clarity that Saddam Hussein and the leaders of our government have much in common: They are both visiting death and suffering on the people of Iraq."
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Big Goverment for Whom?

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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The Massacres of History

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. August 1998.
“I want to discuss other massacres because it seemed to me that concentrating attention on the Boston Massacre would be a painless exercise in patriotic fervor.”
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