"the manhood that has been in war must be transferred to the cause of peace, before war can lose its charm and peace be venerable to men." I think thats a great quote. its harder to do things peacefully than to fight. war is glorified far too much, but if peace were glorified and it was desirable to be a warrior of peace, then we'd have far less wars.
I think Howard Zinn is more or less saying "who's the terrorists now?" some people hijack a plane and fly it into buildings killing tons of innocent people. so our government decided to go on bombing sprees in the middle east also killing tons of innocent people, probably more than were killed in 9/11. It was interesting how he was talking about how we never learn. with all the wars that this country has been through you think we'd learn not to keep getting into more. cause it just keeps leading from one war to the next.