Howard Zinn, an American historian, and Gino Strada, surgeon and founder of EMERGENCY (the Italian humanitarian society for the care and rehabilitation of civilian victims of war and anti-personnel mines), are in agreement with one another on the need to abolish war - all wars.
Zinn and Strada, speaking in Rome recently, captivated an audience of over a thousand people with their views on war. Zinn's words are captured, unabridged, in this book.
Zinn's message in Rome was simple but powerful. The photos that accompany the text in this volume are by Moises Saman, a photo-reporter who fights against war with his camera.
Howard Zinn said that if the human race is going to survive, it must declare wars taboo, as it did with cannibalism and slavery. Wars, he says, referring to Gino Strada's experience in treating its victims, are essentially wars against civilians, many of them children. All of us, therefore, have a responsibility to work towards a time when we still struggle for justice, but without war.
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This is an excellent essay on the concept of a "just war" with information from Howard Zinn himself on how he ultimately became involved in the anti-war movement. Awesome read!
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Best little book on why no war can be a just war any more. Easily read in an hour, as it was a speech made by Zinn in Rome in 2005. Read full review