Zinn Reader Joey, Zoe, & Caitlyn

Why It's Important

Zinn Reader provides a different truth given from textbooks, makes people more interested in truth, welcomes humaneness and compassion through subjectivity, pushes people to question their current government and political situation, and encourages people to fight against and acknowledge corruption and injustice.

Why It's Controversial

Zinn Reader addresses and condemns political and government corruption, has outrageous and opposing political stances, exposes harsh truths of America, and encourages civil disobedience.

Articles that address Zinn Reader

"The Zinn Reader"--Kirkus Reviews

"Zinn Reader: Disobedience and Democracy"--Donald's Gutierrez

"Howard Zinn’s Bias History"-- Daniel J Flynn

Lines that speak to the soul

"If patriotism were defined, not as blind obedience to government, not as submissive worship to flags and anthems, but rather as love of one's country, one's fellow citizens (all over the world), as loyalty to the principles of justice and democracy, then patriotism would require us to disobey our government, when it violated those principles"

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

“Historically, the most terrible things-war, genocide, and slavery- have resulted no from disobedience, but from obedience"

Suggested Books

"Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience"--Kimberly Brownlee

"Terrorism and War"--Howard Zinn

Author Biography

Howard Zinn was born and raised in Brooklyn into a working class family. He was a political and educational activist. Issues and topics involving war, race, politics, class, law, economic justice, and history concerned Zinn.

Brief Summary

Zinn Reader is a collection of essays and writings that represent the concern and depth for issues concerning race, class, politics, war, and law.

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