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AMERICA’S FIRST SOCIALIST REPUBLICPower Line
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:07:22 AM »
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Scott Johnson
Nov.22, 2018

Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College and has established himself as one of the country’s most distinguished scholars of history and politics. In view of his study of Republics Ancient and Modern, Professor Rahe is the academy’s foremost authority on the history of republics. Although his more recent work on Soft Despotism was not far from his Thanksgiving reflections when he wrote this column for us in 2009, neither was his older work on republics. Professor Rahe wrote this column at the dawn of the Obama era. It bears directly on the socialist temptation that confronts us yet:

On Thanksgiving, it is customary that Americans recall to mind the experience of the Pilgrim Fathers. We have much to learn from the history of the Plymouth Plantation. For, in their first year in the New World, the Pilgrims conducted an experiment in social engineering akin to what is now contemplated; and, after an abortive attempt at cultivating the land in common, their leaders reflected on the results in a manner that Americans today should find instructive.

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The mandatory Pilgrim post.



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