Howard Zinn knows firsthand how war dehumanizes all involved, how the greatest evils can be done with the noblest of intentions. As a U.S. bombardier in World War II, he flew sorties over France and Germany, at a point in the war when it was clear that Germany would eventually lose. "As a moral act, I hadn't really questioned it," he says. "They were the bad guys, we were the good guys, and therefore nothing we did was wrong." One of those bombing raids, over the French town of Royan, is where Zinn remembers dropping the air force's new jellied-gasoline bomb and killing over a thousand cornered German troops, as well as a number of... More >>>
By photo: Sean W. Hennessy
Veteran anti-war agitator Zinn: "I think its a race against time."