The first thing you notice about Howard Zinn, the wildly popular populist historian and activist, is that he's beautiful. The deep creases in his face radiate from his almost-constant smile, his eyes sparkle with warmth, and his cheeks glow with ruddy life. At 80-plus, Zinn has the kind of sheen that emanates, spreading cheer even as he exposes the corruption, deceit, and violence that characterize the lion's share of the history he studies. Zinn's beauty is the beauty of righteousness, of a lifetime of living according to compassionate moral convictions, of acting on those convictions, and of educating and mobilizing countless others... More >>>