Terrorism and War
This volume presents a series of interviews with Howard Zinn conducted by publisher and editor Anthony Arnove after September 11 and the commencement ... Show synopsis This volume presents a series of interviews with Howard Zinn conducted by publisher and editor Anthony Arnove after September 11 and the commencement of the US bombing campaign against Afghanistan. In this "companion" text to Noam Chomsky's bestseller "September 11", Howard Zinn confirms that truth has been the first casualty of war. But war, he argues, has many other casualties too, including civil liberties on the home front, and human rights abroad. In "Terrorism and War" Zinn explores the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in the United States to US militarism: from the Socialist Party in World War One to the opponents of US military intervention in Afghanistan today. Zinn's life-long study of the purposes and outcomes of war has played an enormous role in ongoing democratic debate within the US. A bombardier in World War II, Zinn has spent decades contrasting the rhetoric governments use to justify conflict with the reality of the impact of war, especially on the civilians who are increasingly the victims of such military conflicts.