Sunday, May 03, 2009

Howard Zinn: A People's History of American Empire

I finished Howard Zinn's book A People's History of American Empire a few months ago. It is the history that's been conveniently left out of school textbooks. It's written in comic book format. It's a must read!

[Youtube] Howard Zinn: A People's History of American Empire

"There's no one national interest. There's the interest of the President of the United States and the interests of the young person he sends to war. They are different interests, you see. There's the interest of Exxon and Halliburton and there's the interests of the worker, the nurse's aid, the teacher, the factory worker. Those are different interests. Once you recognize that you and the government have different interests, that's a very important step forward in your thinking. ... No, the government is not looking out for your interests. The government has its own interests, and they are not the interests of the people. Not just true in the United States. it's true everywhere around the world. ... That's why governments keep getting overthrown. Because people, at a certain point realize, hey, the government is not serving my interests. That's also why governments lie. ... Why do they lie? ... If they told the truth, they would be out of office."

[Youtube] Howard Zinn: Governments Lie!

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