'If you don't want to take risks, then you have to be silent' : an interview with Howard Zinn.
journal contributionposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Cassandra AthertonCassandra Atherton
An interview with intellectual Howard Zinn is presented. When asked on the responsibilities of a public intellectual, he mentioned doing something that would benefit the society and not just satisfying one's own personal ambition. He states that there are risks on coming up with ideas as a public intellectual, including the opinions of the people. He discusses the benefits and problems of being allied to a university as a public intellectual.