New Confederacy rising

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October 5, 2011
In These Times
by Theo Anderson  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"From the beginning, we set ourselves against Europe’s hierarchies. We exalted democratic government, equality of opportunity and individual freedom. ... But ideals don’t live in a vacuum; they take root in the soil of institutions. Beginning with our first experiments in self-government, the dissonance between our ideals and our institutional practices -- especially the tolerance and extension of slavery -- created tensions that finally tore us apart." [editor's note: A progressive claiming to see the symbiosis of corporatism and government should relate that conflict to its real causes (tariffs, economic tyranny, Northern industry lobbying ...), not just parrot that Southern-only racism cant! - SAT] (10/05/11)  

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