Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kangaroos and SDP politics (18-12)

First, let us be clear about one thing — the term “Kangaroos” used in the context of the dissidents who fought a losing battle for control of the Socialist Labor Party in 1899 was an epithet, not a self-description. While … Continue reading

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A set of more or less vaguely related observations about the Socialist Labor Party of America (18-11)

Even though I’ve been paying attention to his writing for years, I still feel like sort of a drop-in on Debs, learning as I go. My real subject of expertise, developed from a crazy amount of reading microfilm and typing … Continue reading

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Charisma from a Suitcase (18-10)

The 1900 Kansas newspaper clipping above is pretty harsh — one of the more over-the-top vilifications of EVD that I’ve seen, truth be told. Generally the local press around the turn of the century was either neutral or friendly to … Continue reading

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