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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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Three Kinds of Troublesome Northerners

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Fearing for his country’s existence, Ingersoll chastises northern warmongers, their thoughtless voters, and reckless activists.

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An Objectivist Case for Libertarianism

by Neera K. Badhwar on Aug 30, 2017

Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions.

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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.