by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Nov. 6, 2018, written in 1976
November 3, 2020
Gossip is the opium of the American public. We lie back, close our eyes and happily inhale the stories about Roosevelt’s and Kennedy’s affairs, Lyndon Johnson’s nude swims with unnamed partners and, now, Nixon’s pathetic “final days” in office.