Howard Zinn - “What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire”
A brief summary of Howard Zinn’s textbook “A People’s History of the United States,” a book that tells American history from the viewpoint of the common man, rather than the political elite and the victors of the turmoils that took place throughout this country’s history.
Topics of discussion includeL World War II, the Vietnam War, the United States’ occupation in the Middle east dating back to the FDR administration, the US-aided overthrow of the Iranian government in the 1950s, and the September 11th attacks.
Note: Movie star Viggo Mortensen is the narrator of this video, and coming from someone who very passionately plays roles in movies, I didn’t expect this narration to be some of the most monotonous and boring I’ve ever heard. I apologize for the emotionless narrating, but the video truly is worth watching.—