[Marxism] Howard Zinn on Lincoln and Emancipation
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Sat Feb 2 12:32:26 MST 2013
On Feb 2, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Louis Proyect wrote:
Not surprising that in a Chomskyan organ there is no reference to
Marx's view of Lincoln and emancipation.
But very surprising that a historian would say that Lincoln started
the Civil War by "repossessing" Fort Sumter when in fact he was quite
legally *resupplying* a garrisoned fort.
Also surprising his disingenuousness in quoting that letter to Greeley
without admitting that Lincoln had already drafted the first
emancipation proclamation--to be made public only after the next big
Union victory (Antietam, as it turned out).
"Thunderbolt steers all things." Herakleitos of Ephesos, fr. 64
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