For slaves and Native Americans, the Revolution wasn’t “radical”: It was one more colossal effort to enforce Western conservative values and preserve the privileges of whites and the rich.
How the social and military experience of revolution shaped the diverse American republic.
How and why did proud, imperialist British colonists end up in open rebellion in the course of 12 years?
In the movement for equality, justice and peace, we smile at trouble and gather strength from distress. We grow brave by reflection and do not shrink.
We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.
Every one of the 85,000 political posters at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics tells a story you won’t find in standard history books.
On The Real News Network's "Reality Asserts Itself," Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses the significance of Thomas Paine, why we did not carry out an American "Revolution," and three reasons why liberals cannot "propel resistance forward."
Paine did for the American Revolution what we must do for our present-day revolution against the corporate state: He created a political language that exposed the realities of despotic power and demanded a rational response. Paine did for the American Revolution what we must do for our revolution against the corporate state: He created a political language that exposed the realities of despotic power and demanded a rational response.
Obvious, off-the-wall politicians like Michele Bachmann were at one time deservedly dismissed as fringe candidates. But ironically, the liberal media has propelled such politicians from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being "serious" candidates.The liberal media has propelled off-the-wall politicians such as Michele Bachmann from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being "serious" candidates.
Based on this video, it seems Fox News viewers are so patriotic they don't know anything about the origins of our country During this little history lesson, Glenn Beck explains who Tom Paine was: "kind of the me " In fairness, Beck made a disgusted face as he said it -- the same one we were making.