America as a World Leader: Internal Change
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US Domestic Politics: The
WEB The Reagan Years: Statistics
From an openly liberal perspective. The stats are real.
- Inaugural Addresses of US Presidents,
1789-1997, Index [At this Site]
- The Aging of the US:
1950-2050, animation [At WWU]
Online Quiz to Determine Your Political
Position [At theadvocates.org]
Recall of General
Douglas McArthur 1951 [At USInfo]
Truman repressed perhaps the greatest challenge made by a military leader to the Civilian
- American Conservatism
Russell Kirk, The
Conservative Movement: Then and Now [At LSU]
- Harvey Cox: The
Warring Visions of the Religious Right, The Atlantic Monthly, November 1995
[At The Atlantic, subscription required]
John F Kennedy: Address
to Southern Baptist Leaders, 1960 [At USInfo]
On his Catholicism and politics.
- The 1964 Election, The
Atlantic Monthly, October 1964, [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
Endorsement of Johnson.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson: The War on Poverty,
March 1964 [At this Site]
Jimmy Carter: Inaugural
Address, Jan 20, 1977 [At Bartleby]
Presidential Debates, 1992 [At USInfo]
"On the Pulse of Morning", 1993, introduction (text omitted) [At USInfo].
See text [At
- American Radicalism
WEB Liberalism Resurgent
A "committed" site.
2ND Maurice Isserman: A Brief History of the American Left [At DSUSA]
- Katherine Anne Porter: The Never-Ending Wrong, The Atlantic Monthly, June 1977, [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
On Sacco and Vanzetti.
12 Myths About Democratic Socialism [At
Internet Archive, from DSUSA]
American Left Songs [At Internet Archive, from DSUSA].
See also a guide to Left-Wing Films
DSA FBI Records [At Internet Archive, from DSUSA]
- President Dwight Eisenhower: Farewell to the
Nation, January 17, 1961 [At this Site]
The remarkable speech in which the Republican president slammed the
- Students for a Democratic Society: Port Huron Statement,
June 15, 1962 [At Hanover]
- Obituary: Mario Savio, 1960s student radical leader [At this
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American Society: Immigration
- Map: US: Origin of Immigrants 1970-1990, [At this
- The Atlantic: Immigration:
The Perpetual Controversy, The Atlantic Monthly, April 1996 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
- James Fallows: Immigration:
How It's Affecting Us, The Atlantic Monthly, November 1983 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
"Immigration tends to select for those who are especially resilient, adaptable, and
- Lowell Weiss: Timing is
Everything, The Atlantic Monthly, January1994 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
The fate of two groups of Vietnamese immigrants in America.
- Roy Beck: The
Ordeal of Immigration in Wausau, The Atlantic Monthly, April 1994 [At The
Effects of Southeast Asian refugees in Wausau.
- Jack Miles: A Bold Proposal
on Immigration, The Atlantic Monthly, June 1994 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
"The United States can and should clamp down on points of illegal entry into this
- Benjamin Schwarz: The Diversity
Myth, The Atlantic Monthly, May 1995 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
- Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy: Must It Be the
Rest Against the West?, The Atlantic Monthly, December 1994 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
Immigration issue as a problem of global inequalities. See critique by Virginia Abernethy: Optimism and
Overpopulation [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
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The 20th Century
Expansion of Legal Rights
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William O. Douglas (1898-1980): A Living Bill of
Rights, excerpts, 1961 [At Internet Archive, from Civnet]
- Balance of Power
- Rights in Court
Gideon v. Wainwright,
1963 [At USInfo]
Extended 6th Amendment right to counsel to defendants in state court cases.
- Racial Equality
- Free Speech
Abrams v. United
States, 1919 [At USInfo]
The dissent by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes which is seen as the start of modern judicial
approaches to free speech.
Whitney v. California,
1927 [At USInfo]
Justice Louis D. Brandeis's concurrence is counted as one of the greatest defences of free
Near v. Minnesota,
1931 [At USInfo]
Extended the First Amendment to cover state courts.
West Virginia Board of
Education v.Barnette, 1943 [At USInfo]
In Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940), the Supreme Court sustained local
school board requirements that all students salute the flag. Jehovah's Witnesses refused
to compromise, and in this case the Supreme Court reversed its earlier decision.
Engel v. Vitale,
1962 [At USInfo]
The Supreme court effectively bans school prayer.
New York Times Co. v.
United States, 1971 [At USInfo]
The Supreme Court rules against "prior restraint" in publication.
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