http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/2 ... 39350.html Tragically, Howard Zinn passed away from a heart attack, at the age of 87. He was a tireless activist against racism, class oppression, US aggression overseas, and human rights. Also, a prolific scholar and beloved university professor, and author, most famously, of the celebrated "People's History of the United States." I wish we had a lot more like him, we lost a great one, tonight. Rest in peace. For those who are unfamiliar, here's a brief bio; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Zinn For anyone who hasn't read "People's History", do yourself a favor. He has also authored several other excellent books.