"My country is in the grip of a president surrounded by thugs in suits"
Putting aside for a moment the questionable term of 'president', The Antagonist believes this statement needs a little embellishment for the Guardian's predominantly UK audience:
"America is in the grip of a thug surrounded by thugs in suits in just the same way the UK is in the vice-like grip of a lackey-thug surrounded by thugs in suits."What goes around, comes around.
For the approximately 80% of the UK that didn't vote for Tony Blair in the May elections of this year, Zinn offers pointers to the only way forward:
"Our faith is that human beings only support violence and terror when they have been lied to. And when they learn the truth, as happened in the course of the Vietnam war, they will turn against the government. We have the support of the rest of the world. The US cannot indefinitely ignore the 10 million people who protested around the world on February 15 2003.
There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that governments cannot suppress."