Forgotten Past; Doomed Future

David Greenberg has published an op-ed in Politico (link below) arguing that we ought not compare Trump’s impeachment to that of any of the other Presidents who have faced impeachment. He rightly points out that the context of all of the other instances is different and therefore not prescriptive. Using the analytical tool of applying…

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A Pictorial History of King Phillip’s War

Pictorial History of King Philip’s War Comprising A full and minute account of all the massacres, battles, Conflagrations, and other thrilling incidents Of that tragic passage in American history . With an introduction; containing an account Of the Indian tribes, their manners and customs. Bv Daniel Strock, Jr. With 100 Engravings of Original Design By…

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Debate on Articles of Impeachment – Hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives

Hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives Ninety-Third Congress Second Session Pursuant To H. Res. 803 A Resolution Authorizing and Directing The Committee On the Judiciary to Investigate Whether Sufficient Grounds Exist for the House Of Representatives to Exercise its Constitutional Power to Impeach Richard M. Nixon President of The United States…

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Caldwell Butler Statement to the House Judiciary Committee concerning Articles of Impeachment against Richard Nixon July 25, 1974

Butler was part of a group of seven Republican and three conservative Southern Democrats on the committee who began to meet behind closed doors. Butler felt he owed his election to Nixon’s landslide victory in 1972, and admired the opening of relations with China. But he was aghast at the Richard Nixon he heard, scheming…

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NYT: World War II and the Ingredients of Slaughter

This 80th anniversary of World War II is an opportunity to reconsider how the world reached that dark defile, in which some 70 million people died. An opportunity, too, to remember the words of the American judge Learned Hand, on how free and civilized people can come back from the brink. “The spirit of liberty,”…

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Extra Credit: Teaching Slavery in American History

In August of 2019 the New York Times published a series of articles called the 1619 Project. in print and online commemorating the 400-year anniversary of the introduction of African slaves in the North America. The publishers inform that the project “aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences…

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MLK: All Labor has Dignity

The two most dynamic movements that reshaped the nation during the past three decades are the labor and civil rights movements. Our combined strength is potentially enormous. We have not used a fraction of it for our own good or for the needs of society as a whole. If we make the war on poverty…

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The full proceedings of the High Court of Iustice against King Charles in Westminster Hall

The full proceedings of the High Court of Iustice against King Charles in Westminster Hall, on Saturday the 20 of January, 1648 together with the Kings reasons and speeches and his deportment on the scaffold before his execution Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, defendant., Chamberlayne, Edward, 1616-1703. Present warre parallel’d., J. C. The Full…

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