In declaring Trump’s presidency illegitimate, Representative John Lewis opened a discussion that may go beyond what he had in mind. Lewis based his statement on the supposed role of Russian hacking in determining the outcome of the election. To those who use external intervention as the standard of legitimacy, the very existence of the United […]
Heath Schultz Report Back: White Lives Matter Counter-rally in Austin, Texas Submission to Hard Crackers, 12/2/16 Rallies are always the same in Austin — outside the State Capitol building where Congress Ave. intersects with 11th st, forming a T that feeds into the Capitol gates. There is a fence running around the entire […]
Abolitionism: a Study Guide By John Garvey and Noel Ignatiev We think it would be useful to study American abolitionism as a home-grown radical movement launched in inauspicious times. To further that end, we have prepared a reading list and a set of questions. For hard-to-find works, we can help with copying and scanning. […]
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Lesson of the Hour: Introduction By Noel Ignatiev During the winter of 1860−61, as South Carolina and other states responded to Lincoln’s election by announcing their intention to secede, the great Abolitionist Wendell Phillips walked the streets of Boston under threat of attack from mobs that blamed the Abolitionists for the breakup of […]
by Andrew Stewart Note: None of the opinions expressed herein are to be construed as those of anyone but the author’s. -At this point we can only pray for gridlock until 2018 when a wide coalition of Greens, Libertarians, and other third parties to deliver a midterm upset to whoever wins the White […]