I'll assume I'm in the right forum for this, so here goes. I just got assigned Chapter 16 of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" for my Modern American History class. It's entitled "A People's War?". I've been flipping through it and I swear I've come across what appear to be the following agruments: That the United States waited to go into World War II because it wanted to see England weakened and grab a large slice of the imperial pie. That the sole reason the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan were as one gigantic "Fuck you" to Russia. The United States didn't declare war on Japan because it was attacked at Pearl Harbor, but instead because it wanted some of America's holdings in the Pacific. That the different materials used in the core of each nuke are definitive evidence that they were dropped as some kind of science experiment on the Japanese people Now I'll have to say I'm reading this after spending 4 hours typing out a 12-page paper and it is 4:20 AM. Could it be the insomnia screwing with my comprehension or am I actually anywhere close to correct in the context of what he's written before? If there's anybody out there who's read Zinn before, I'd really appreciate feedback.