“Emancipation threatened the slave-owners very way of life; it threatened the Russian nobility only in its pocketbook.”
Are law and democracy incompatible?
“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”
“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”
“Each war inflated the economy and gave the federal spending mechanism a scope it did not previously have.”
“The problem in Skokie and elsewhere is precisely one of public property—government-owned property, paid for by taxes.”
“Politicians, scared of their jobs and of the voters, will buckle under pressure.”
“The problem is not the Soviet war machine and the solution is not to build a bigger American war machine.”
“How much longer do the people of New York intend to suffer such liars?”
Hydra prognosticks ruin to our state | And that our Kingdom will grow desolate; | But if one head thence be taken away | The Body and the members will decay.
A review of Herman Melville’s probes into Jacksonian America’s existential crisis.
“Gorton returned to America and War-wick, bringing with him the radical unrest of the English Civil War.”
“In the United States…the custom [by the mid-1840s] was for automatic incorporation, turning the process into one in which the state had no independent role.”
“The Progressive Era and World War I set precedents for entwining social reform and war.”
“When Argentina did not accept American terms, the Navy’s “white squadron” of New Cruisers were readied to visit the Rio Plata.”
“The absence of formal government did not result in the western frontier of the United States being as wild as legend has it.”
“At worst, Richard Nixon was just engaging in a time honored and long cherished American tradition: political spying.”
“The Yankee-Cowboy model identifies within the national political-economic elite two groups, or “poles,” whose members hold fundamentally different world-views.”