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BEN AFFLECK PAYS TRIBUTE TO ZINN



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BEN AFFLECK PAYS TRIBUTE TO ZINN

BEN AFFLECK PAYS TRIBUTE TO ZINN

Actor BEN AFFLECK has paid tribute to author HOWARD ZINN, who died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday (27Jan10).
The Pearl Harbor star and Hollywood pal Matt Damon both grew up in Massachusetts near the social activist, who is best known for writing A People's History of the United States.
And Affleck admits he learned a lot following Zinn's career: "Howard had a great mind and was one of the great voices in the American political life. He taught me how valuable - how necessary - dissent was to democracy and to America itself. He taught that history was made by the everyman, not the elites. I was lucky enough to know him personally, and I will carry with me what I learned from him - and try to impart it to my own children - in his memory."
Meanwhile House actress Olivia Wilde adds, "Howard Zinn, a true hero of mine, whom I never got to thank for his donation to (charity) Artists for Peace and Justice. If you haven't read A People's History of the United States, you may want to run to the book store now." (KD/WNWE/PAW)

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