For our 100th episode, a regular guest on our show, Caleb Brown, returns to discuss his Quakertarian life.
Those who profited so much from slave labor, rebuked the Declaration of Independence, but the Southern justification for slavery varied by region.
“The new despotism [will] rely on isolation, equality…private production and consumption[,] the eclipse of public life, and the loss of a meaningful future.”
“Economic evidence does not support any sudden change in the means of production and exchange in eighteenth-century France.”
“Beard believed that in attempting to disperse power, the framers also destroyed authority.”
Ames’ classical republicanism differed from the Jeffersonian approval of multiple factions, an optimistic view of human nature, and democratic populism.
“Jefferson…wanted government to offer protection to the personal realm, so that men might freely exercise their beneficent faculties.”
“The intellectual turmoil of the period raised serious questions concerning the legitimate parameters of dissent in American society.”
“The notion that the LLC was a ‘necessary’ product of capitalist development appears to be historical hindsight.”
“Free banking dispenses with government authority over money, and allows an orderly yet unmanipulated monetary system.”
“The Levellers…approached the question of a constitutional settlement as an ethical or moral one, based on the premises of natural law.”
“The elites feared enthusiasm as a challenge to their social and cultural status.”
“The 1640s free religious discussion…led to a social, political democratic revolution.”
“Man’s consciousness, or his intentionality creatively fashions, with complete freedom, whatever reality he chooses.”
“Paradoxically, man as creator creates structures which limit his capacity for free expression.”
“Study of the past is valuable only insofar as it casts light on present problems and needs.”
“Proudhon’s assessments of contemporary society were stamped with an emotional, personal mythology of conspiratorial plottings.”
“The identification of politics with freedom… conceals the fact of coercion that is a consequence of all political activity.”