Howard Zinn Speaks

Collected Speeches 1963-2009

Howard Zinn

Edited by Anthony Arnove


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2016

309 pages

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Howard Zinn has illuminated our history like no other US historian. This collection of his speeches on protest movements, racism, war, and US history, many never before published, covers more than four decades of his active engagement with the audiences he inspired with his humour, insight, and clarity.

Anthony Arnove

Anthony Arnove (born 1969) is a journalist, editor, publisher and activist from Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal (2006) and editor of Iraq under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War (2000). He is on the editorial board of International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books.

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during the Second World War before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Zinn taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He lived in Auburndale, Massachusetts.


Reading Howard's spoken words, I feel that I am almost hearing his voice again – his stunning pitch-perfect ability to capture the moment and the concerns and needs of the audience, whoever they may be, always enlightening, often stirring, an amalgam of insight, critical history, wit, blended with charm and appeal.

Noam Chomsky

With ferocious moral clarity and mischievous humor, Howard turned routine antiwar rallies into profound explorations of state violence and staid academic conferences into revival meetings for social change. Collected here for the first time, Howard's speeches – spanning an extraordinary life of passion and principle – come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next. We could ask for no wiser a guide than Howard Zinn.

Naomi Klein

To hear [Howard] speak was like listening to music that you loved – lyrical, uplifting, honest. . . . I know he would love it for each of you to find your voice and to be heard. This book will provide you with some inspiration.

Michael Moore