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Frederick Douglass on Capitalism, Slavery, and the 'Arrant Nonsense' of Socialism

Frederick Douglass heard a lot of arrant nonsense from American socialists in those days. That's because most socialists thought the anti-slavery movement ... eloquent critics of socialism. Damon Root ... read more

'My Father Was a White Man.' - Frederick Douglass, the Archetypal Anti-Slavery Republican

I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death." — Frederick Douglass I'll have more exploration... read more

How progressives talk about July 4 and our national history

As I always do, I really enjoyed Meteor Blades' post about July 4, which centers on Frederick Douglass' iconic speech "The Meaning ... in operation which must inevitably work the downfall of slavery. ... read more

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Despite fights about its merits, idea of American exceptionalism a powerful force through history

The westward expansion was driven largely by Southerners who wanted to farm the land and expand American slavery. But abolitionists like Frederick Douglass also appropriated American exceptionalism, a... read more

Are We Losing Our Last, Best Hope?

Mind you, this isn’t Wall Street or the Chamber of Commerce talking this nonsense. These are regular working ... a program that glorified the life of Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass, arguing that ... read more

The hidden agenda of Obama's opposition

Is the US Tea Party movement a racial backlash against President Obama? A new study by Angie Maxwell from the University of Arkansas, and Wayne Parent from Louisiana State University, assesses whether ... read more

Preaching to the choir: reflections on Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

This review of Max Blumenthal’s book Goliath appeared in longer form at Jerome Slater’s site. He gave us permission to excerpt. –Ed. In my own work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I start from tw... read more

McCain's Race Comments an Issue at Urban League

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A day after he accused Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) of unfairly exploiting the issue of race in this election, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made the same pitch to the National Urban Leagu... read more

Frederick Douglass Hated Socialism

"The attempts to place holding property in the soil—on the same footing as holding property in man, was most lame and impotent," Douglass declared. "And the wonder is that anyone could listen with pat... read more

Power Reading

On the CBS EVENING NEWS, Katie Couric asks candidates from both parties which book, other than the Bible, they would bring with them to the White House and posits: "It's true you can't judge a book by ... read more

Jim DeMint’s Freedom Fraud

Jim DeMint says so — in his appropriately titled book Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide into Socialism ... slavery, to women winning the right to vote, to workers gaining the right to organi... read more

How the Soviets Seeded Antisemitism Around the World and the Price We Pay with Syria Today

Pacepa explains how liberation theology -- the faith of the church Barack Obama chose to attend for 20 years and where he baptized his children -- is a KGB invention created specifically for the purpo... read more

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