Two Giants Have Fallen

Both died Wednesday, Jan. 27th of natural causes, J.D. Salinger was 91; Howard Zinn was 87.

Read more about Salinger here.

Read more about Zinn here.

A sampling of quotes from Howard Zinn:

I suggest that if you know history, then you might not be so easily fooled by the government when it tells you you must go to war for this or that reason — that history is a protective armor against being misled.
— Howard Zinn

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
— Howard Zinn

If those in charge of our society — politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television — can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
— Howard Zinn

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
— Howard Zinn

“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
— Howard Zinn