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What Happened at Haymarket
National Review, by John J. Miller

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/6/2013 11:14:56 PM

Timothy Messer-Kruse doesn’t remember her name, but the question she asked in his college classroom a dozen years ago changed his career — and now it may revolutionize everything historians thought they knew about a hallowed event in the imagination of the American Left. “In my courses on labor history, I always devoted a full lecture to Haymarket,” says Messer-Kruse, referring to what happened in Chicago on the night of May 4, 1886. He would describe how a gathering of anarchists near Haymarket Square turned into a fatal bombing and riot. .

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: melanie, 2/6/2013 11:26:19 PM     (No. 9162813)

This guy will be lunching alone at work for a long time, after daring to spear one of the Left´s most sacred cows.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trapper, 2/7/2013 12:28:03 AM     (No. 9162850)

FTA: "In the United States, Haymarket ranks alongside the cases of Sacco and Vanzetti, Alger Hiss, and the Rosenbergs as a fable of anti-radical persecution."

We now know that Hiss and the Rosenbergs were indeed working for the Soviets, yet the left won´t give up on their lies about any of them.

See:

http://www.conservapedia.com/Julius_Rosenberg

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/7/2013 12:45:45 AM     (No. 9162864)

FTA: " (Messer-Kruse) realized that earlier researchers had not consulted this (trial) transcript. Instead, they had relied on an abstract of the trial prepared by defense lawyers..."

A familiar methodology

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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/7/2013 1:27:25 AM     (No. 9162891)

Liberalism is a faux religion. It is complete with stories elevated to gospel,saints, sinners, martyrs and heretics. But because it is a relatively new religion, it cannot stand to have its dogma challenged. Its adherents are smug, stubborn, intolerant,self-righteous. It is why the press will not criticize the sitting pontiff. It is why the congregation of liberals ban dissent, circle the wagons of protection when their leader are challenged, and shun outsiders. We do not understand liberals because we assume that they are advancing misguided principles. They are not. They are proselytizing and defending their faith.

Old Screwtape would understand. He has created the perfect orthodoxy with which to fight the war against religion itself: If God truly loved man, he would have created a perfect world. That he did not proves he is unjust. Liberalism in all its forms will correct the injustice. In a perfect world, all pets will be treated equally, including the pets that walk on two legs. But like pets, we who will be equal will have lost our freedom.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/7/2013 8:35:58 AM     (No. 9163213)

As the MSM newsbenders would say, "pesky thing , that internet".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 2/7/2013 4:37:24 PM     (No. 9164347)

An interesting read.
Thanks OP.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Echohawk, 2/13/2013 9:04:02 AM     (No. 9173790)

The last paragraph is the best one. From now on, professors won´t be able to lecture about Haymarket without citing Messer-Kruse, who used the trial transcript to prove that the anarchists were exactly who they said there were--anarchists.


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