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Ayn Rand at 100

by Brian Doherty on Mar 1, 2005

Doherty combines a short biography of the mother of Objectivism with an analysis of the intellectual impact of her published works.

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Luther v. Borden: Limiting Martial Law

by United States Supreme Court in 1849

Woodbury argues that the Dorr “War” presented no real threat to the Charter government and their declaration of martial law was made in error.

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The Depths of Mutual Hate

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll tries to revive the Second Party System’s spirit of compromise—one marked by wilful ignorance of slavery, its horrors, and its legacy.

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The Plague of Confederacies

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll defends the traditional existence of secession throughout American history, but ultimately condemns it as inadvisable and rash.

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The Virtues of Compromise

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

“Copperhead” Democrat Charles Jared Ingersoll argues that both warring sections should embrace a large measure of compromise and conciliation.

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There’s No Reasoning with Fanatics

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll chastises fanatics on either side of the Mason-Dixon: the fanatical, imperial Northerner and the paranoid, prideful Southerner.

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The Quaker Peacemaker and King Philip

by John Easton on Dec 5, 1675

Rhode Island’s Quaker deputy-governor desperately seeks peace while Puritan expansionists see only opportunity.