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Say What? Frederick Douglass on Race Relations

‘We are here, have been here, and we are to stay here. To imagine that we shall ever be eradicated , is absurd and ridiculous. We can be re-modified, changed, and assimilated, but never extinguished. 120 more words

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Say What? Thomas Hobbes on Reason and the Nature of Evil

‘[T]he passions which arise from animal nature are not themselves evil, though the actions that proceed from them sometimes are, namely, when they are harmful and contrary to duty. 178 more words

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Say What? Frederick Douglass on Originalist Interpretations of the United States Constitution

‘The fact that Mr. Madison can be cited on both sides of this question is another evidence of the folly and absurdity of making the secret intentions of the framers the criterion by which the Constitution is to be construed.’ 52 more words

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O.P. Recommends: ‘A Man’s a Man for a’ That: Frederick Douglass in Scotland’ by Andrea Baker for BBC Radio 4

I’m hard at work today researching Frederick Douglass‘ travels in Scotland in 1846 and 1860, and looking forward eagerly to my planned journey(s) following in his footsteps here. 90 more words

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Say What? Adorno on Thinking, Oppression, and Happiness

‘The happiness that dawns in the eye of the thinking person is the happiness of humanity. The universal tendency of oppression is opposed to thought as such.  67 more words

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Say What? David Hume on Religion

‘Convulsions in nature, disorders, prodigies, miracles, though the most opposite to the plan of a wise superintendent, impress mankind with the strongest sentiments of religion; the causes of events seeming then the most unknown and unaccountable.’ 39 more words

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