Howard Zinn interview

02/27/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

This Tuesday, historian Dr. Howard Zinn will speak in Gainesville. He will speak on the Uses of History and the Iraq War. WMNF's Sean Kinane spoke with Dr. Zinn last week and began by asking how he thinks future historians will record the history of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

"Well, you know, as always, historians will write differently about the war. When democracy was crippled during this war in Iraq. I suspect that most historians looking back will recognize that."

Would George W. Bush's policy of spying on Americans without a warrant be considered an example of misuse of executive power?

We're speaking with historian Dr. Howard Zinn, author of many books, including A People's History of the United States. Have you ever been a target of surveillance by the U.S. government? "I have no doubt," Zinn replied.

The United Nations has recently called for the United States to shut down its prison camp at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. How do you feel about that? "It certainly should be shut down."

That was author and historian, Dr. Howard Zinn. He will be speaking in Gainesville this Tuesday February 28 at 8pm in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on the UF campus. Tickets are no longer available for this lecture, but a large screen TV and sound system will allow people outside to hear and see Dr. Zinn's speech. For more information, contact the Civic Media Center or phone area code 352-373-0010.

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