Playwright, historian and political activist Zinn talked about the interpretation of history and how our understanding of it affects the future. He discussed getting personal experience of the world and questioning teachers and other institutional authority. He also talked about income disparity in the U.S. and the failure to alleviate poverty. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.
The youtube video is actually cut off (but allows comments) however the full version is available @ http://www.c-span.org/video/?78710-1/historical-interpretation