Students are best prepared for a life of democratic citizenship when they study real-world applications close to home.
In a U.K. commencement speech, the author urges grads to "confront the poisonous authoritarianism that is emerging in many countries today." (Pictured, an anti-Trump march in London.)
Recent attempts to quash the freedom to speak reflect the know-nothing intolerance afflicting this nation.
The idea that the United States was an empire did not occur to me until after I finished my work as a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force in the Second World War and came home.
In the current age of “lean-in” feminism at one end of the spectrum and an “anti-respectability” discourse at the other, an essay by Howard Zinn reminds us of an earlier meaning of women’s liberation.
The late historian, who studied injustice and action through the centuries, offers this wonderful insight.
Actors including Viggo Mortensen, Peter Sarsgaard and Kelly Macdonald gathered in New York on Friday, the 10th anniversary of the publication of "Voices of a People’s History of the United States" -- a work based on the late historian Howard Zinn’s million-title selling book "A People’s History of the United States" -- for a reading of "Voices." Mortensen spoke with "Democracy Now!" about "history's corporate takeover[s]."
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The "What's the Matter With Kansas?" author says Democrats blow off right-wing populism and "walk right into the buzz saw every time" Also: what to expect when you're expecting a Republican Senate, and Silicon Valley's take on indentured servitudecom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: The "What's the Matter With Kansas?" author says Democrats blow off right-wing populism and "walk right into the buzz saw every time.