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The Future of History: Interviews with David Barsamian

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Synopsis:

Who will control the past — and the future? In these panoramic interviews (1989-1998), Zinn makes sense of the last century as only he can, tying together themes as diverse as the rise and fall (and rise again?) of the labor movement and the role of the arts in American politics (from Elia Kazan to the NEA). He creates a platform from which to fight for the future — not to mention a funny, fast-paced read.

The repartee between interviewer David Barsamian and Zinn always delights, creating the kind of personal exchange that readers are rarely let in on. Some of the questions Zinn answers:

- Make the argument against the death penalty, and make it to the grandmother whose grandchild was killed in the Oklahoma City day care center. What would you say to her?

- How will electronic communication change the archives of the future? Do you see any discernible political implications of email and cyberspace?

- I'm saving the easy questions as we proceed into the interview. How does social change happen? Zinn replies, wryly, "Thanks, David. I can deal with that in thirty seconds..". And then, of course, he does.

- You've made the astounding comment that objectivity and scholarship in the media and elsewhere is not only "harmful and misleading, it's not desirable". What did you mean?

About the Author

Howard Zinn is the author of A People's History of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781567511567
Subtitle:
Interviews with David Barsamian
Other:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Barsamian, David
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Barasamian, David
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Location:
Monroe, Me :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Historians -- United States -- Interviews.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Who will control the past — and the future? In these panoramic interviews (1989-1998), Zinn makes sense of the last century as only he can, tying together themes as diverse as the rise and fall (and rise again?) of the labor movement and the role of the arts in American politics (from Elia Kazan to the NEA). He creates a platform from which to fight for the future — not to mention a funny, fast-paced read.

The repartee between interviewer David Barsamian and Zinn always delights, creating the kind of personal exchange that readers are rarely let in on. Some of the questions Zinn answers:

- Make the argument against the death penalty, and make it to the grandmother whose grandchild was killed in the Oklahoma City day care center. What would you say to her?

- How will electronic communication change the archives of the future? Do you see any discernible political implications of email and cyberspace?

- I'm saving the easy questions as we proceed into the interview. How does social change happen? Zinn replies, wryly, "Thanks, David. I can deal with that in thirty seconds..". And then, of course, he does.

- You've made the astounding comment that objectivity and scholarship in the media and elsewhere is not only "harmful and misleading, it's not desirable". What did you mean?

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