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Profile of Anthony Arnove
Anthony Arnove is the editor, with Howard Zinn, of Voices of a People´s History of the United States, a critically acclaimed primary-source companion to Zinn´s best selling A People´s History of the United States that features the words of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past and present. Rethinking Schools describes the book a "stunning new volume". Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "Gut-wrenching".
Zinn and Arnove have organized public readings from the Voices of a People´s History of the United States that have featured the words of Frederick Douglass, Tecumseh, Emma Goldman, Paul Robeson, Susan B. Anthony, and others. These events have featured Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Kerry Washington, James Earl Jones, Marisa Tomei, Kurt Vonnegut, Lili Taylor, Sarah Jones, Wallace Shawn, John Sayles, Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Harris Yulin, Josh Brolin, Cindy Corrie, exonerated death row prisoners and their families, and other readers. Arnove is currently working with Howard Zinn, The Culture Project, and director Rob Urbinati on a stage adaptation of the book.
His latest book is Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal (The New Press, 2006), with a foreword and afterword by Howard Zinn. Arnove is also is the editor of Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War (South End Press) and Terrorism and War, a collection of post-9/11 interviews with Howard Zinn (Seven Stories Press). Arnove is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and of Haymarket Books. Arnove worked for seven years as an editor and publisher at South End Press and now is a freelance editor and writer, working with Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, John Sayles, David Barsamian, Sonia Shah, and other writers.
An activist based in Brooklyn, Arnove is a member of the International Socialist Organization and the National Writers Union. Arnove´s writing has appeared in The Financial Times, The Nation, Monthly Review, In These Times, Red Pepper, Socialist Worker, L´Humanite, Le Nouvel Observateur, Z Magazine, Cineaste, New Politics, Mother Jones, Left Business Observer, and other publications, and he writes regularly for the ZNet web site. Arnove has appeared on BBC, Sky News, Alternative Radio, Democracy Now!, CounterSpin, Air America, and public radio programs across the country, and was featured in the documentary Preventive Warriors.
Arnove spoke at the historic February 15, 2003, demonstration in New York City against the planned war in Iraq, and has spoken at numerous demonstrations and conferences, sharing platforms with John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Tariq Ali, Studs Terkel, Amy Goodman, Dennis Brutus, Cindy Sheehan, Etan Thomas and others. Arnove has also spoken at many colleges and universities across the country. He traveled to Iraq in 2000 and Palestine and Israel in 2001, and has toured France and the United Kingdom as an antiwar speaker.
Arnove has also for several years served as a producer of Howard Zinn´s play Marx in Soho, which has been performed internationally under his aegis.
Arnove has a PhD and MA from Brown University, where he studied in the Modern Culture and Media Program, and a BA from Oberlin College, where he studied English and Religion.