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Read an interview with Zinn about "Artists in Times of War" in the new issue of Resonance Magazine. "Political power," says Howard Zinn, "is controlled by the corporate elite, and the arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare in the sense that guerillas look for apertures and opportunities where they can have an effect." In his new book, "Artists in Times of War," Zinn looks at the possibilities to create such apertures through art, film, activism, publishing and through our everyday lives. In this new collection of four essays-three of which are previously unpublished-the author of A People's History of the United States writes about why "To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism." "It wasn't until I was in a war that I realized that there are no such things as good wars and bad wars," writes Zinn in the book's opening essay. It is this realization that Zinn tracks through each of the book's four chapters, with each focusing on a different cultural manifestation of war resistance. Chapter One examines the unique role of the artist to "transcend his or her moment" to critique power and inspire others to challenge authority. Chapter Two follows the example of Emma Goldman and anarchism. Chapter Three looks at how Hollywood has used film as a forum for resistance. The book concludes with a historic essay on the role that grassroots pamphlet publishing has played in U.S. movement building and resistance. Filled with quotes and examples from the likes of Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, e. e. cummings, Thomas Paine, Joseph Heller, and Emma Goldman, Zinn's essays discuss America's rich cultural counternarratives to war, so needed in these days of unchallenged U.S. militarism. Read Howard's speaking schedule

Other Howard Zinn books published by Seven Stories Press

Artists in Times of War

Howard Zinn on History

Howard Zinn on War

La otra historia de los Estados Unidos

Terrorism and War

The Zinn Reader

Voices of a People's History of the United States

Synopsis:

Throughout his lifetime, radical historian Howard Zinn has emphasized the crucial role that protest and civil disobedience play in energizing and directing social change. In Zinn’s worldview, the rebel who challenges government and authority is usually the one who leads the most progressive advances in peace, welfare, and social justice. "To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism," writes Zinn. In this new collection of four essays—three of which are previously unpublished—the author of A People’s History of the United States writes about the unique role of artists, activists, and publishers in working toward change.

Howard Zinn is a world-renowned historian, author, and public speaker. In February, 2003, he celebrated the publication of the millionth copy of his masterpiece, A People’s History of the United States.

Synopsis:

Political power, says Howard Zinn, is controlled by the corporate elite, and the arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare in the sense that guerillas look for apertures and opportunities where theycan have an effect. In Artists in Times of War, Zinn looks at the possibilities to create such apertures through art, film, activism, publishing and through our everyday lives. In this collection of four essays, theauthor of A People's History of the United States writes about why To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism. Filled with quotes and examples from the likes of Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, e. e. cummings, Thomas Paine, Joseph Heller, and Emma Goldman, Zinn's essays discuss America's rich cultural counternarratives to war, so needed in these days of unchallenged U.S. militarism.

About the Author

Historian and activist Howard Zinn's visionary telling of our history is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. In A People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, and, in Spanish, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events. Zinn's other books include the newly updated The Zinn Reader, Terrorism and War with Anthony Arnove, the autobiographical You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the play Marx in Soho. Historian and activist Howard Zinn's visionary telling of our history is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. In A People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, and, in Spanish, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events. Zinn's other books include the newly updated The Zinn Reader, Terrorism and War with Anthony Arnove, the autobiographical You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the play Marx in Soho. Historian and activist Howard Zinn's visionary telling of our history is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. In A People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, and, in Spanish, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events. Zinn's other books include the newly updated The Zinn Reader, Terrorism and War with Anthony Arnove, the autobiographical You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the play Marx in Soho.

Table of Contents

Artists in times of war — Emma Goldman, anarchism, and war resistance — Stories Hollywood never tells — Pamphleteering in America

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609801670
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Political Science : Essays
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Subject:
History : Social History
Subject:
Art : History - General
Subject:
History : Military - Other
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Peace movements
Subject:
Government, resistance to
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
War on Terrorism,
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Pamphleteers
Subject:
Protest movements
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
Peace movements -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
Politics-Activism and Peace Studies
Subject:
US History-21st Century
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Biography » General
Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Throughout his lifetime, radical historian Howard Zinn has emphasized the crucial role that protest and civil disobedience play in energizing and directing social change. In Zinn’s worldview, the rebel who challenges government and authority is usually the one who leads the most progressive advances in peace, welfare, and social justice. "To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism," writes Zinn. In this new collection of four essays—three of which are previously unpublished—the author of A People’s History of the United States writes about the unique role of artists, activists, and publishers in working toward change.

Howard Zinn is a world-renowned historian, author, and public speaker. In February, 2003, he celebrated the publication of the millionth copy of his masterpiece, A People’s History of the United States.

"Synopsis" by , Political power, says Howard Zinn, is controlled by the corporate elite, and the arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare in the sense that guerillas look for apertures and opportunities where theycan have an effect. In Artists in Times of War, Zinn looks at the possibilities to create such apertures through art, film, activism, publishing and through our everyday lives. In this collection of four essays, theauthor of A People's History of the United States writes about why To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism. Filled with quotes and examples from the likes of Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, e. e. cummings, Thomas Paine, Joseph Heller, and Emma Goldman, Zinn's essays discuss America's rich cultural counternarratives to war, so needed in these days of unchallenged U.S. militarism.
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