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Progressive Democracy: Quarterly

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Quarterly Journal of The American Institute for Progressive Democracy

 

March 2014 - Issue #24

From the Editor

“GOD GAVE US THIS LAND!”

By Charles Bayer

God, the Pilgrims and the Israelis: this land is our land, thank the Lord.

The Commemoration of World War 1, 1914-1918

By Ivan Light

The centennial of the US entry into WWI is two years in the future.  But will the emphasis of remembrance ceremonies be on nationalism and glory or on honesty about the war and its consequences?  

How to Read the Declaration of Independence on Equality in Today’s World

By Merrill Ring

The Declaration talks of our equality as derived from a Creator.  How can that make sense in the secular framework established by the Constitution?

Break up the Big Banks for the Right Reasons

By Bob Gerecke

The size of banks and their (excessive) trading in derivatives are two different problems and require different solutions.

Huntington Hospital is Ill

By John Grula

A well-respected medical institution is sliding downhill.  Could that have something to do with its failure to allow nurses to form a union?

Which is the Party of Youth, Women and Minorities? (Hint: It used to be the Democratic Party)

By Joe Cicero

The libertarians/conservatives/billionaires are badly outworking progressives in recruiting college students to right-wing causes.  The counter-attack has just started.

Lessons in Liberty (Part 4)

By Merrill Ring

Reasons must be given for restraining the exercise of our freedom.  Case:  what justifies the requirement that people be vaccinated against infectious diseases?  

A Historical Reminder: FDR’s Second (Economic) Bill of Rights

By FDR and Merrill Ring

It is time for those of us liberals/progressives to re-consider FDR’S proposal for a second Bill of Rights.

Conference on Economic Inequality in America

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