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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

[haw-info] sad news about Howard Zinn

Members and friends of Historians Against the War,
For those who have not already heard, we are very sorry to pass along the news that Howard Zinn died today of a heart attack while visiting in California.  He was 87.  There will undoubtedly be many stories in coming days, but the following is one that appeared this evening in the on-line Boston Globe, with basic information and a number of quotes.
Howard was a near-icon among anti-war historians, and HAW was proud to have him as a keynote speaker at our first national conference, in Austin, Texas in February 2006.  We join his legion of friends and admirers worldwide who will miss his eloquent and principled voice.


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