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Hurray for Thomas Massie!

It is long past the time when the political primadonnas in Washington have been called out for their antics.  Thomas Massie, the Kentucky congressman, did it  when he demanded members of the House of Representatives cast a recorded vote on the Coronavirus spending legislation.  The wailing that accompanied his call for a recorded vote sounded […]

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Perpetual war guilt?

When will the breast beating and hair pulling ever end?   This year for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the British Broadcasting Corp. issued a documentary it called “Germany–Justice and Memory.  The piece is advertised as an exploration of “how Germany has tried to come to terms with the legacy of […]

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Rudolf Rocker: A Memorial

Dedicated to Rudolf Rocker and his great book Nationalism and Culturehttps://www.letterpressbookpublishing.com/product/the-dandelion-issue-14/ When Rudolf Rocker died in 1958, the world lost a remarkable historian and social critic, and a marvelous story teller. He stepped out of obscurity in the early 20th Century to become a leading figure in anarchist circles around the world, but with his […]

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Don’t mash your co-workers

Years ago I worked for a trade association whose boss was a recovering alcoholic who seemed to enjoy the art of smashing people.  Now, he didn’t always do it, but often enough to let each of us realize he was the top dog.  I think about him from time to time, but basically try to […]

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Rudolf Rocker bibliography available

Rudolf Rocker’s Nationalism and Culture offers unmatched insights into the origin, development and influence that the State has had on human culture and freedom Back in 1978 when I republished Rudolf Rocker’s magnificent Nationalism and Culture, I felt that a most useful addition to the 1947 edition would be a comprehensive bibliography to help readers locate other […]

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Ken Burns’s Eulogy on “The War”

Ken Burns’s History–stories that need to be told better! For years I have watched Ken Burns’s PBS documentary-style television shows  on the Civil War, the Roosevelts, and “The War.”  There may have been others, but these come to mind and are sufficient for the matter at hand.  Mr. Burns is a charming story teller, the […]

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