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Posts Tagged ‘History

The Slow Spread of Socialism

June 21, 2009

Charges of socialism, fascism, racism, and communism are flying around, and have been flying around, for quite some time. Many who use those attacks hardly know their meaning and are just hoping for some response. But not all of these charges are unfounded. Some people are using these terms correctly. That’s why so many people […]

Obama’s Campaign: Not JFK but Jackson

November 9, 2008

Watching the media coverage of this election, I was struck with the similarities between Andrew Jackson’s control of the¬†newspapers (the main news source of the time)¬†and Barack Obama’s dominance on the television. Andrew Jackson’s campaign built an amazing propaganda machine, getting many newspaper editors to support him and report his propaganda. Jackson’s competitors had no […]


July 4, 2008

A lot has changed in 200 years. We are no longer an upstart nation, fighting to keep ourselves alive and separate from the foreign powers of Europe. We had no anthem, no means of supporting ourselves. We were the great experiment, and we still are. But this experimental country built around the principles of the […]