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A note of caution regarding our comment sections:

For months a stream of media reports have warned of coordinated propaganda efforts targeting political websites based in the U.S., particularly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

We have hosted and encouraged reader expression since the turn of the century. The comments of our readers are the most vibrant, best-used interactive feature at Reader Supported News. Accordingly, we are strongly resistant to interrupting those services.

It is, however, important to note that in all likelihood hardened operatives are attempting to shape the dialog our community seeks to engage in.

Adapt and overcome.

Marc Ash
Founder, Reader Supported News

+11 # Guest 2010-02-10 12:22
Gave me goose bumps. I love listening to people who can think and do.
Love this! Thanks so much!
+4 # Guest 2010-02-10 14:55
Howard Zinn was the nation's teacher. Too bad too many students disregarded his advice and recommendations . Professor Zinn was also the most kind and compassionate person I have ever met. "War is NOT the answer!" Howard Zinn presente!
0 # Guest 2010-02-10 16:32
Now Howard Zinn has joined the heroes and heroines he admired, like Mark Twain and Helen Keller.

His voice, like the voice of Joe Hill, will go on, go on to organize.
+3 # Guest 2010-02-10 17:21
Thanks for everything, Howard.
+2 # Guest 2010-02-10 18:00
I had the pleasure of having Howard as a professor and friend in the late 60's and early 70's at BU. He was a great teacher and his spirit lives on in his writings which every American should read to find the truth about our history and where we are headed. Being the Conscience of America is not easy, and Howard worked tirelessly to raise the level of discourse from the petty political ideas of Washington to the larger canvas of true justice and freedom for all Americans. Whether it was the lies of a university administration or the lies of our administration in Washington, Howard was never afraid to confront the truth and tell us what he saw. He lives on in the hearts and minds of the people who knew and loved him. Historical perspective will show Howard as one of a very few American who told the truth. I will miss him. He is a hero of our times.
0 # Guest 2010-02-10 18:19
His voluminous knowledge and decency are beyond question. When it came to conflict, he was unable to face the harsh realities they present, and ducked such hard-ball questions as-what to do in the event of an attack?

His "People's History of the United States," was not balanced or in-depth. It remained a litany of valid complaints without resolution or recommendation; however, insofar as it served to show how dreadfully self-serving and cowardly is the "history" taught in our schools, his contribution was far beyond measure. it was a final wake-up call which should have been a first wake-up call, so as to show the necrotic nature of the Corporate State which has been in evolution for the past two hundred years.

We shall miss terribly this gentle yet incisive man.
0 # termagant 2010-02-16 11:16
Long Live Howard Zinn!