Voices of a People's History
Voices of a People's History

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RAVES ABOUT HOWARD ZINN

November 15, 2007

Rolling Stone
Joe Levy
In the November 15, 2007, issue of Rolling Stone, on page 177, under the heading “Inspiration,” Bruce Springsteen says:

“Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States had an enormous impact on me. It set me down in a place that I recognized and felt I had a claim to. It made me feel that I was a player in this moment in history, as we all are, and that this moment in history was mine, somehow, to do with whatever I could. It gave me a sense of myself in the context of this huge American experience and empowered me to feel that in my small way, I had something to say, I could do something. It made me feel a part of history, and gave me life as a participant.”

(Sidebar to Joe Levy interview with Bruce Springtseen.)

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