Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bob Herbert: New York Times Op-Ed on Dr Howard Zinn

January 30, 2010 Op-Ed Columnist A Radical Treasure By BOB HERBERT (image below)   I had lunch with Howard Zinn just a few weeks ago, and I’ve seldom had more fun while talking about so many matters that were unreservedly unpleasant: … Continue reading

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Students Remember Dr Howard Zinn

This e-mail was from a student who graduated in 1988. She was one of my all time best students and sent me this. I removed explicit identifying materials. I have had several communication from students and other colleagues and am … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn, my professor and mentor, Dies at Age 87, January 27, 2010

I attended Boston University and majored in Government as an undergraduate. Dr Howard Zinn was my advisor and professor in three courses. While he was a trained historian with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, his university appointment was actually in the … Continue reading

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State Department Defends Academic Freedom: Scholars Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib to get Visas

Under the Bush administration, there had been a series of frankly racist, McCarthyite efforts to exclude progressive Muslim or other academics of colour who dissented from American imperialism and egregious war crimes against Islamic peoples. The State Department has used … Continue reading

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