Howard Zinn passes away
I met Howard Zinn briefly five years ago, when he gave he led a seminar at the HTUP, and he was a genuine, inspiring bloke – a working class intellectual, who worked in a warehouse to fund his degree.
Howard Zinn wasn’t only a leading progressive intellectual – he was also an activist. According to the Boston News,
‘On his last day at BU, Dr. Zinn ended class 30 minutes early so he could join a picket line and urged the 500 students attending his lecture to come along. A hundred did.’
Howard will be sadly missed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world inspired by his writing and teaching.