Sesquicentennial Comparisons: Black Slavery in America and Ottoman Turkey

“…Amongst the Mussulmans, however, the use of having slaves is universal; with them it is just as natural to have negro slaves as it is [for non-Muslims] to have cats or dogs in the house…”

 

Andrew G. Bostom American Thinker 1/1/2013

January 1, 2013 marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of President Abraham […]

What Frederick Douglass Teaches Us About American Exceptionalism and the Growth of Freedom

Nick Gillespie Reason Magazine 7/4/2012

I don’t think there’s a greater Fourth of July speech than Frederick Douglass’ 1852 address, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?“…

…In pre-abolition America, Douglass was of course specifically addressing slavery, a national original sin so monstrous that he notes its justification is elided in the […]

Quote of the day

16 January 2012

Whilst so much is doing in the world, to ameliorate the condition of mankind, and the spirit of Freedom is marching with rapid strides and causing tyrants to tremble, may America awake from the apathy in which she has long slumbered. She must, sooner or later, fall in with the […]