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The nightmare of southern politicians for 100 years has been such a union.

In A People's History of the US, Zinn makes the point quite explicitly that the wedge between working class whites and blacks was driven intentionally by the elites. I don't have my copy handy so I can't quote.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 05:57:07 PM EST
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Damn it, I need to read Zinn's book.  It has been on my To Read list for a long time.

We all bleed the same color.
by budr on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 07:57:17 PM EST
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Me too.  I have heard of it, but don't have a copy. Yet.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 08:48:40 PM EST
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