Anthony Arnove is an brilliant writer, editor and activist. He 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 as a "stunning new volume." The Daily Show's Jon Stewart calls it "gut-wrenching." And Salon.com considers it "compelling and indispensable." The book, published by Seven Stories Press, also has a companion teacher's guide and curriculum.
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 James Earl Jones, Kurt Vonnegut, Lili Taylor, Sarah Jones, Wally Shawn, Mos Def, John Sayles, Leslie Silva, Brian Jones, Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Harris Yulin, 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.
Arnove is also well-known for his books on the Iraq war and occupation of Iraq. He is author of the new book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal,
now available in an updated paperback, with a foreword by Howard Zinn(Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt). Arnove is also 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's writings has appeared in The Financial Times
, The Nation
, Mother Jones
, Left Business Observer
, Monthly Review
, In These Times
, International Socialist Review
, Red Pepper
, Le Nouvel Observateur
, Z Magazine
, Cineaste, New Politics
, and other publications.
An activist based in Brooklyn, he is a member of the International Socialist Organization and the National Writers Union, and writes regularly for ZNet. He 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 recent 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, Howard Zinn, Medea Benjamin, Tariq Ali, Kathy Kelly, Dennis Brutus, and others. He has also spoken at numerous colleges and universities across the country.
Arnove is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review
and of Haymarket Books. He 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 others.
He traveled to Iraq in 2000 and Palestine and Israel in 2001, and has recently toured France and the United Kingdom as an antiwar speaker.
He 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.