Author Howard Zinn
Voz Alta Performance Space and Art Gallery, 917 E St., Downtown, 619-230-1869
Thursday, April 3, 10 pm
The author of A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn, is coming "to talk with the community at Voz Alta"-a loaded phrase these days, especially at a venue which recently began an open mic poetry/ spoken word night for Muslims. It will be interesting, to say the least, how that event is received.
The supporters of the invasion of Iraq are so fraught with defensiveness and fear, they rival the anti-war Left's usual level of conspiratorial paranoia and self-righteous grandstanding. Witness the recent dismissal of veteran war correspondent, Peter Arnett. Then consider Zinn's following quote on the growing disparity between what our nation projects-and the reality of populist opinion:
"[The war in Iraq was started] in spite of a lack of enthusiasm in this country for war. The polls that register "approve' or "disapprove' can only count numbers; they cannot test the depth of feeling. And there are many signs that the support for war is shallow and shaky and ambivalent. That's why the numbers showing approval for war have been steadily going down."