Revolts Before the Revolution — Part II: The North Carolina Regulators

Governor Tryon and the Regulators; engraving by A. Bollet Co. Source: Wikipedia
Royal Governor of N. Carolina, William Tryon confronts the Regulators; engraving by A. Bollet Co. Source: Wikipedia

[This is the second in a series of articles on pre-Revolutionary America, which was far more prone to class inequities and conflict than we are often told in standard accounts of the colonial period. …


Shame of the Nation: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Historical Context

Hiroshima 1945? No, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1921. Americans did this to other Americans. Why? Source: Google Images
Hiroshima 1945? No, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1921. Americans did this to other Americans. Why? Source: Google Images

With the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre upon us, I’ve heard a lot of discussion about it on shows like Democracy Now! but not as much detail as I would have liked on the background of…


Marxist analysts, like those at the World Socialist Website, would tell you what Pelosi and Biden really mean when they say we "need a strong Republican Party," is we need a viable right-wing of the two corporate controlled major party duopoly to hold the system together and prevent something more radical from arising on both the left and right. Trouble is the radicalization on the right has now happened in the form of Trumpism and its' not going anywhere.


Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: How the Allies Botched the Opening Round of WW II in Western Europe

Map Showing German Invasions of Denmark and Norway and Subsequent Allied Counter-invasion of Norway — April-June 1940 — Source: Google Images
Map Showing German Invasions of Denmark and Norway and Subsequent Allied Counter-invasion of Norway — April-June 1940 — Source: Google Images

After watching Atlantic Crossing , a Norwegian produced miniseries on the experience of Norway in World War II and the very close (and possibly romantic) relationship between Crown Princess Martha…


The Last Inauguration the U.S. Had Like This Year’s

First Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861 — Source: Google Images
First Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861

In late 1859, Abraham Lincoln, then a failed U.S. Senate candidate, who had also served one term in Congress ten years earlier, embarked upon an anti-slavery speaking tour in the Kansas Territory. Though the violence had pretty much ended by then…


Former AEI President Christopher DeMuth Says Electoral College Saved the 2020 Election — Not So Fast, Chris

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In the January 8th edition of the Wall St Journal, conservative lawyer, former Reagan administration official and American Enterprise Institute president, Christopher DeMuth informed readers that, “The Electoral College Saved” the 2020 presidential…


Unity and Healing for Everyone!…Except Progressive Democrats, BLM and Socialists

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Last week leaked audio of remarks made by Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger, while on a House Democratic Caucus conference call caused something of a stir. The gist I got through the media-land ether was that she said calls to “defund…


Himmler Would Have Been Proud: Allegations that ICE officers used torture to force Cameroonian asylum seekers to sign their own deportation orders

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On Thursday October 22, The Guardian reported that US immigration officers allegedly tortured Cameroonian asylum seekers to force them to sign their own deportation orders, in what lawyers…


Written Out of History: The GI Movement Against the Vietnam War

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In September 2020, President Donald Trump attacked “left-wing indoctrination in our schools” and proposed to counter it with a commission to restore “patriotic education” or in other words, to promote and reinforce the more traditional indoctrination that is already…


Maybe It Should Really Be Called Pinzon Day

Statue of Martin Alonso Pinzon in Palos de Frontera, Spain — Source: Google Images
Statue of Martin Alonso Pinzon in Palos de Frontera, Spain — Source: Google Images

Leaving aside, for a moment, the question of whether Christopher Columbus should be honored with a celebration day at all (and for the record, I’m sympathetic to the idea of replacing it either with Indigenous Peoples’ Days or a day to honor…

Al Ronzoni

Al Ronzoni is a writer, historian and political activist based in New York City

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