Category: Howard Zinn

The Myth Of The Good Wars

Howard Zinn “Can we find another way?” Howard Zinn was one of the many disciples of investigative journalist George Seldes. He was the author of more than 20 books, including “A People’s History of the United States”, a perpetual best seller. Zinn’s perspective on war was not created in a vacuum. During World War II Zinn was a bombardier in the 490th Bombardment Group, His targets included Berlin, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary as well as Royan, a seaside resort in southwestern France which on which he dropped napalm. He documented the last bombing in his book “The Politics of History”,...

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The US is no democracy

Getting Zen with Zinn (1922-2010) He was an air war veteran from World War II involved in extremely hazardous missions. And he didn’t think it was “The Good War.” He was a man of conscience. Inspired by George Seldes and others, he blew through the propaganda smoke, became a historian, and looked at the US without the rose colored glasses. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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How the news media sells war

Plus the secret of the Brass Check Without news media liars, there’d be no wars A lot of people speculate on what the “Brass Check” in means. We’re named after the title of the book “The Brass Check” by Upton Sinclair. Nearly 100 years later, Sinclair’s book is still, far and away, the best book on new media corruption ever written. In fact, it’s a bit strange how severely news media criticism has regressed since giants like Sinclair and George Seldes walked the earth in the early to mid part of the 20th century. Howard Zinn along with...

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Who do you serve when you go to war

Patriotism Hijacked Send this to a young person Howard Zinn (1922-2010) Most normal people want to contribute and give back. Some people take it to an extreme and are willing to risk their lives. These are noble impulses. The problem is not thinking the whole proposition through. Are you really “serving your country” by going where the devils in Washington send you to? The greatest shame in America is that many of the nation’s most honorable, hard working, courageous people are serving the government instead of the nation’s highest principles. There is s world of difference as Howard Zinn...

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