Author Howard Zinn, right, and actor Josh Brolin, left, take part in a panel discussion about the mini-series entitled "The People Speak", Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Emerson College in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

‘Our Problem Is Civil Obedience’: Howard Zinn Speech Resonates With A New Generation Of Thinkers, Activists

In 1970, historian and activist Howard Zinn lamented: “You are saying our problem is civil disobedience. That is not our problem. … Our problem is civil obedience.