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Howard Zinn - American Exceptionalism

Howard Zinn - American Exceptionalism

Length: 0:57:01
Uploaded: 22 Aug, 2022

Recording Date: 14 Mar, 2005
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Language: English
Topical for: 1 Week
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Program Title: Howard Zinn - American Exceptionalism
Description: In classic imperialist style, the U.S. exempts itself from the standards that it applies to others. This is a fundamental tenet of American exceptionalism. International law? Only for designated enemies, not for Washington and its vassals. Obey the master or face the consequences. Assassinations, sanctions, bombings, invasions and occupations are all tools of the empire to enforce its diktats. As George H. W. Bush once said, echoing Tony Soprano, "What we say goes." The arrogance is bi-partisan. To wit, Madeleine Albright, Clinton's Secretary of State who pronounced, "We have come to the determination that the Iraqi people would benefit if they had a government that really represented them." Might the American people have a government that really represented them? Can't ask that question. The Biden White House has coined a new phrase to impose its will.: "rules-based order."

This program is part of AR's Zinn Centenary Celebration. Throughout August we'll be featuring some of his most memorable lectures.

Featured Speakers/Guests: Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, was perhaps this country's premier radical historian. He was an outspoken opponent of racism, patriarchy and imperialism. He was an advocate of non-violent civil disobedience. He is the author of many books including The Historic Unfulfilled Promise and Original Zinn.. His masterpiece, A People's History of the United States, continues to sell in huge numbers and is used in classrooms all across the country. Always ready to lend a hand, he believed in and practiced solidarity. Witty, erudite, generous and loved by many, he passed away on January 27, 2010.



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