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Howard Zinn, Historical Materialist

In Walter Benjamin on January 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

“The historical materialist approaches a historical subject only where he encounters it as a monad. In this structure he recognizes the sign of a Messianic standstill, or, put differently, a revolutionary chance in the fight for the oppressed past.” -Walter Benjamin, Thesis XVII on the Philosophy of History

This is a bit of a strange first post for this blog, but I feel like it’s important for me to write something about Howard Zinn passing away. Read the rest of this entry »