Howard Zinn

I think the reason that I’m sur­prised by Howard Zinn’s death — even though he was 87 — is that he seemed so alive right up to the full stop.

Howard Zinn, his­to­rian who chal­lenged status quo, dies at 87 — Boston Globe

Howard Kunstler once said that the most inter­esting people he knows didn’t know what they wanted to be until they were 40. I guess Zinn figured out he wanted to be a his­to­rian slightly earlier than that, but 40 was about when his par­tic­ular way of being a his­to­rian started changing the world.

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