Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.

The Clash, Rebel Waltz.
Woody Guthrie, Better World A-Comin'.
Phil Ochs, I Ain't Marchin' Anymore.
Medicine Head, All For Tomorrow.

The prisoners of the system will continue to rebel, as before, in ways that cannot be foreseen, at times that cannot be predicted. The new fact of our era is the chance that they may be joined by the guards. We readers and writers of books have been, for the most part, among the guards. If we understand that, and act on it, not only will life be more satisfying, right off, but our grandchildren or our great-grandchildren, might possibly see a different and marvelous world.

The last lines of Zinn's People's History of the United States.