Monday, January 14, 2013

Man of principle …

… The Last Leftist -

Looking at Zinn’s career from a time when formerly antiwar lefties are calling for a “responsible” gradual withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan and defending the mass murder of civilians with unmanned aircraft, one can only marvel at the uncompromising ferocity of his attacks on liberal warmongers. In 1966 he wrote of Democratic leaders what now could be said of the current inhabitant of the White House: “American statesmen who are ‘liberals’ at home will sustain a state of terror abroad by surrounding it with the promise of change.” To liberals who declared their affinity for government, Zinn asked, “Are not governments the greatest murderers of all?”

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