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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 […]
The Black Lives Matter movement has caused great fear and loathing in white people across the country. Police administrators have referred to them as terrorists and claimed to be “At war,” with BLM members or those inspired by the movement. Right wing websites running the gamut from conservative (Free Republic) to libertarian (Zerohedge) to “alt-right” […]
By now many people have seen Donald Trump’s mocking imitation of The New York Times reporter who suffers from a disabling ailment that prevents him from using his arms fully and who asked Trump a question that offended him. Trump’s performance reminded me of a scene from Bernardo Bertolucci’s great film “1900,” which tells the history […]
A friend recently called my attention to an article by William Lloyd Garrison, “On the Constitution and the Union,” in The Liberator, Dec. 29, 1832. Here is the link: http://fair-use.org/the-liberator/1832/12/29/on-the-constitution-and-the-union Garrison made several points: He called the Constitution “the most bloody and heaven-daring arrangement ever made by men for the continuance and protection […]