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Larry Friedman's Writings

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Sep.16.2009
In the months following the 2008 election, the Neocons and ultraconservatives in this country, instead of learning a lesson or two (including honesty and humility) have instead stepped up the sheer viciousness of their attacks against anyone with the audacity to think for themselves, and their sheer inability to accept a black President. The "birthers...
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Sep.11.2009
The more things change, the more they remain the same. When French journalist and novelist Alphonse Karr said this in 1849, he spoke more truth then he could have possibly imagined at that time. Particularly in America where it sometimes appears that for every one step we collectively take forward, there are those who wish to take us a dozen steps backwards....
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Sep.11.2009
In the last few years, a number of people have posed this question: Is George W. Bush the worst President ever? The answer, for an appallingly long list of reasons, is an unequivocal yes! Among those who have analyzed this question in the last year or two are David Greenberg and Douglas Brinkley, who explored numerous avenues that would lead to this conclusion,...