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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

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass: Lincoln's thorn and partner, speaking on the fifth of July, 1852

At an Independence Day meeting sponsored by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in 1852, the former slave Frederick Douglass delivered one of the nineteenth century's greatest orations. His the... read more

Why the Reactionary Right Must Be Taken Seriously

In Russia, Vladimir Putin has driven his country from postcommunist capitalism to a new and popular czardom ... a man who has barely read a book in his life, seems to think Frederick Douglass is still ... read more

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Frederick Douglass Hated Socialism

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The hidden agenda of Obama's opposition

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