Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as "A People's History of the United States," inspired young and old to rethink the way textbooks present the American experience, died today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling. He was 87.*
To bad it wasn't this guy.
*By Mark Feeney and Bryan Marquard, Globe Staff (boston.com)