American historian, playwright and social activist Howard Zinn, who memorably said, "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism", died January 27.
He was 87 (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010). Best known for his revisionist view of American history in his seminal book, A People's History, told from the perspective of America's women, Native Americans and workers, he remained active in the field of civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements till his death. One of the first to oppose the American involvement in Vietnam, he also actively opposed the invasion of Iraq and, among other things, once spoke to Outlook on the advisability of sending troops to Iraq.
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