Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

May 10, 2006 | By | Reply More

This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor.

In this video, Zinn discusses the importance of knowing history, especially in relation to understanding why wars occur. The video is narrated by Matt Damon. 

To view video or buy the DVD (it’s an hour and 17 minutes long), click here.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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