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History is a Weapon sure misses Howard Zinn

July 3, 2010


Wow, when Howard Zinn died, I knew we had lost a champion, but it never crossed my mind that he was the thin line that protected the thousands of people who were freely sharing his insights from A People’s History of the U.S. from the hoards of corporate lawyers and other parasites trying to capitalize on his legacy. The folks at the History is a Weapon website, who have for years made available for free a downloadable version of said book (with Howard’s consent!), recently opened their mailbox to find a cease and desist letter from HarperCollins, one of Zinn’s publishers. You can read all about it HERE. If we want to preserve Zinn’s legacy, we need to figure out how to keep his work in circulation and available to ALL, and keep the vampires at bay…


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