Category: History

Everyone else

The Black Community in Alabama Saved Us From White Evangelicals By John Pavlovitz, December 13, 2017 (updated December 14, 2017)   As news of Doug Jones’ victory came in last night I initially rejoiced. Watching one of the reddest places in America turn blue, and seeing voters there reject one of the most reprehensible candidates …

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We all have so much work to do

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism’ By Donald McRae, Friday 8 December 2017 13.26 EST   Like all people my age I find the passage of time so startling,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70-year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA …

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Preserve this precious heritage

    One Hundred Percent American By Ralph Linton in The American Mercury (volume 40, 1937, pages 427-29)   There can be no question about the average American’s Americanism or his desire to preserve this precious heritage at all costs. Nevertheless, some insidious foreign ideas have already wormed their way into his civilization without his …

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War

  Hedd Wyn: the shepherd poet whose story shows the stupidity of war By Giles Fraser, Thursday 9 November 2017   When the first world war broke out, the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans was working as a shepherd on the family hill farm in north Wales. Generally better known by his bardic name, Hedd Wyn, …

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Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017   The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical …

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Shameless wealth transfer

A Tax Plan for a New Gilded Age By the New York Times Editorial Board, November 2, 2017   With their new bill that would slash taxes on the wealthy and blow up the federal budget deficit, House Republicans and President Trump are making it absolutely clear whom they are working for — the top …

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Half-baked, spurious nationalism

Remarks by Senator John McCain at 2017 Liberty Medal ceremony October 16, 2017     “Thank you, Joe, my old, dear friend, for those mostly undeserved kind words. Vice President Biden and I have known each other for a lot of years now, more than forty, if you’re counting. We knew each other back when …

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