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  1. jpmct
    January 5, 2020 @ 10:45 am

    Perhaps this screed would be a bit more balanced if it had mentioned the dozens of letter bombs mailed to political figures by these radical leftist “anarchists” in 1919 and 1920, the public bombings in 1919 and a letter bomb sent directly to Palmer.

    Perhaps some weight should also be given to the fact that Mr. Debs obstructed the military draft during the first world war, because, he said, the war was for the interests of “Capitalism” and that his conviction for sedition was reviewed and upheld by the Supreme court of the United States overseen by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

    A little balance, please.

    • Fred Lapides
      January 5, 2020 @ 10:50 am

      thank you. I post this and that and of course many posts need an opposite or corrective to them. But that is why the comment section exists! How many people would even know about this situation having taken place ? Making such things availble is important and of course a challenge to what is said is very useful.

      • Robert Peyton
        January 5, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

        Fred, you’re doing good work here and I suspect jpmct would agree; despite disagreements with the linked article.

  2. Astronomer70
    January 5, 2020 @ 2:44 pm

    As I recall from my childhood school years (which was over 70 years ago), many Americans were either German immigrants or children of German immigrants and they did not want us to fight Germany. Further, at the end of that war Wilson had a chance to help shape the current Middle East and declined to even get involved, letting England largely do it alone.

  3. Astronomer70
    January 5, 2020 @ 2:46 pm

    As I recall from my childhood school years (which was over 70 years ago), many Americans were either German immigrants or children of German immigrants and they did not want us to fight Germany. Further, at the end of that war Wilson had a chance to help shape the current Middle East and declined to even get involved, letting England and France largely do it alone.

  4. Gyro Cadiz
    January 6, 2020 @ 3:23 am

    It’s odd how the article does not note that Woodrow Wilson was of your Democratic Party. It is mentioned only in passing that: “In the fall, the Democrats lost big as Republican Warren Harding ushered in an era of normalcy.”

    I assume from that that the article was written for US domestic consumption.