Zinn had a different project in mind than most historians. As he wrote, history is “not about understanding the past,” but about “changing the future."
Ronald Radosh is Prof. Emeritus of History at the City University of New York, and an Opinion Columnist for The Daily Beast. He is author of many books, including, co-authored with Allis Radosh, A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel. The book received the Gold Award of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in 2009.