Voices of a People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn

1 Mar

What is history? What can history teach us? What often happens to the stories of the people who are on the other side or worse, wrong side of the history as opposed to the victors? In that sense, Howard Zinn’s unflinching portrayal of the alternative version of the official history is always illuminating. Yet, Zinn does not stop at that. By documenting the voices of the ordinary people,  he tried to show us that notions such as nationalism have always been disguised by the ruling elites as a form of psychological warfare against class struggle. This is best expressed in his own words within the introduction to Voices of a People’s History of the United States:

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