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by Howard Zinn

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According to Zinn in "Tyranny is Tyranny,"  how does he  suggest that the tyranny he described threatens democracy in the United States?

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For Zinn, the fundamental argument that establishes the American Revolution was one on economic power and control.  Zinn argues that the founding fathers were more concerned about consolidating their own economic control over the growing wealth system in the new nation.  Zinn suggests that the primary motivation was not to transform the ownership of the means of production in the nation, but rather to replace those who control it, swapping British with upper class Patriots.  For Zinn, he suggests that the lack of authentic power distribution with the working class inhabitants of the nation represents the fact that the dislike of the British was more along the lines of class and economic interests, as opposed to being in the name of legitimate transformative...

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