Howard Zinn, radical historian, died this week. Zinn was the author of A People's History of the United States, a book that dared to tell the story of the nation by looking at ordinary people and the grassroots, not the high and mighty.
Just think: A scholar who told the story of the U.S. from the point of view of working folks and outsiders.
Celebrating the little guy—what a concept. You might even call it democratic. Read the tribute from Mother Jones here.