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The Irish Rebellion of 1798

In June of 1795, several Irish Protestants gathered on top of Cave Hill, overlooking Belfast. They swore, “never to desist in our efforts until we had subverted the authority of England over our country and asserted our independence… 3,614 more words

English History

enough about patriotism

I’ll spare you all my boring tirade on American Exceptionalism and blind patriotism and leave you instead with this wonderful radio interview with Father Hitch about Thomas Paine from 2007. 


Thomas Paine: The American Crisis

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” Thus, 18th century author Thomas Paine begins the first pamphlet of his series titled The American Crisis. Paine wrote the series in the midst of the American Revolutionary War fought between the American Colonists and the British Empire. 664 more words

Thomas Paine

Rights of Man

Since I spent my last term on co-op as an English tutor at a college, I now have to spend my summer in school rather than off, like I normally would. 504 more words

Quick Point

Rolling Over in Their Graves

Judge Napolitano asked the question: “What if the rights and principles guaranteed in the constitution have been so distorted in the past 200 years as to be unrecognizable by the founders?” 1,319 more words

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 5

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 15, 2015

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer discuss the Founding Fathers, FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the persecution of Chelsea Manning in this sweeping conversation.

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The Girondins saw property as a basic natural right, and believed that the state had no business interfering in the free play of supply and demand.

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