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(1852) Frederick Douglass, "What, To The Slave, Is The Fourth Of July" •

blackpast.org · Jul 01

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass was invited to address the citizens of his hometown, Rochester, New York. Whatever the expectations of his audience on that 76th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Douglass used the occasion not to celebrate the nation’s … Read M...

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Adom M. Cooper (@HouseCoop) · Jul 03
RT @BrentNYT: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?”: The greatest American who ever lived - on the promise and hypocrisy of his nation.…
graham starr (@GrahamStarr) · Jul 03
RT @BrentNYT: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?”: The greatest American who ever lived - on the promise and hypocrisy of his nation.…
Nabiha Syed (@nabihasyed) · Jul 02
RT @esjeducation: From Douglass' speech July 5, 1852, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" bit.ly/3OJWzL1
🌻 Nevin Thompson 🌻 (@Nevin_Thompson) · Jul 01
RT @BrentNYT: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?”: The greatest American who ever lived - on the promise and hypocrisy of his nation.…
Neal Boudette (@nealboudette) · Jul 04
RT @NKingofDC: This great speech by Frederick Douglass is always a good thing to reread on the Fourth of July, especially now as we debate…
Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) · Jul 04
RT @BrentNYT: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?”: The greatest American who ever lived - on the promise and hypocrisy of his nation.…
Tim Jones (@timbeejones) · Jul 03
RT @BrentNYT: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?”: The greatest American who ever lived - on the promise and hypocrisy of his nation.…
Ben Smith (@semaforben) · Jul 04
RT @Ike_Saul: The most moving 4th of July piece, to me, is still Frederick Douglass's “What, to the slave, is fourth of July?" speech. A p…
Karen Wickre ☕️💻👀 (@kvox) · Jul 04
RT @Ike_Saul: The most moving 4th of July piece, to me, is still Frederick Douglass's “What, to the slave, is fourth of July?" speech. A p…
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America Is in Denial

theatlantic.com · Jul 04

Too many Americans are blithely dismissing threats that could prove cataclysmic.

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Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) · Jul 04
.@MittRomney: "Joe Biden is a genuinely good man, but he has yet been unable to break through our national malady of denial, deceit, and distrust. A return of Donald Trump would feed the sickness, probably rendering it incurable." theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) · Jul 04
RT @AdrienneLaF: “The only cure for wishful thinking is leadership.” theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) · Jul 04
RT @costareports: Senator Romney of Utah writes that a return of Trump would “feed the sickness” in the nation and most likely render it “i…
Nate Westheimer (@innonate) · Jul 04
What are *you* going to do about it @MittRomney? I nodded throughout (mostly) but left parched for a punchline. Will you whip votes for bold climate legislation? How precisely will you block Trump? Is this piece a finger in the wind too or just out of ideas? twitter.com/costareports/s…
🔥 Raoul Davis, CEO Branding Expert (@Ceo_Branding) · Jul 04
We are in denial. @MittRomney calls out both sides & begins 2 project where things will go if we are unable to reverse course or at least pump brakes. Even something as innovative & full of possibilities as #metaverse will have division @ScottAdamsSays theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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Can Ukraine Win?

samf.substack.com · Jul 03

A Ukrainian soldier shows off a HIMARS multiple rocket launcher - part of the package of US military aid (Photo by Anastasia Vlasova for The Washington Post via Getty Images) ‘Despise the enemy strategically, but respect him tactically’ - Mao Zedong

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Jim Goldgeier (@JimGoldgeier) · Jul 03
RT @LawDavF: Long post on state of war and possibility of Ukrainian victory. samf.substack.com/p/can-ukraine-…
Cathy Young 🇺🇦 (@CathyYoung63) · Jul 03
RT @LawDavF: Long post on state of war and possibility of Ukrainian victory. samf.substack.com/p/can-ukraine-…
Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) · Jul 03
RT @WarintheFuture: “The current stage of the war is best understood as being transitional, as the Russians explore opportunities to advanc…
Phillip Carter (@Carter_PE) · Jul 03
RT @LawDavF: Long post on state of war and possibility of Ukrainian victory. samf.substack.com/p/can-ukraine-…
Nicholas Miller (@Nick_L_Miller) · Jul 04
RT @LawDavF: Long post on state of war and possibility of Ukrainian victory. samf.substack.com/p/can-ukraine-…
Fran Dacoba🇪🇸 (@fran_dacoba) · Jul 03
RT @LawDavF: Long post on state of war and possibility of Ukrainian victory. samf.substack.com/p/can-ukraine-…
Jarosław Kuźniar (@JaroslawKuzniar) · Jul 03
RT @LawDavF: Long post on state of war and possibility of Ukrainian victory. samf.substack.com/p/can-ukraine-…
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‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass

thenation.com · Jul 04

This is the perfect time to read the entirety of Freerick Douglass’s famous speech, and not merely because of the date on the calendar.

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Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) · Jul 04
RT @ElieNYC: The @thenation reposts Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech every Fourth and it's bad ass thenation.com/article/archiv…
Quinta Jurecic (@qjurecic) · Jul 04
RT @Sifill_LDF: “This 4th is yours, not mine.” - Frederick Douglass thenation.com/article/archiv…
Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) · Jul 04
RT @ElieNYC: The @thenation reposts Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech every Fourth and it's bad ass thenation.com/article/archiv…
Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) · Jul 04
RT @ElieNYC: The @thenation reposts Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech every Fourth and it's bad ass thenation.com/article/archiv…
Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) · Jul 04
The @thenation reposts Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July speech every Fourth and it's bad ass thenation.com/article/archiv…
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I Believe We Live in a Simulation | Binance Blog

binance.com · Jul 03

Whenever you face a new challenge, know that it’s just part of the simulation. And you just need to make the best out of it.

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Mary Branscombe (@marypcbuk) · Jul 04
RT @katie_martin_fx: everything going very normally and well at Binance, i see binance.com/en/blog/from-c… https://t.co/hHahAe72y0
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Ture Sventon (@Schloback) · Jul 04
RT @emollick: This is a helluva paragraph from a fascinating piece on what comes after the crypto meltdown. thereformedbroker.com/2022/07/02/cha… https:/…
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 (@Noahpinion) · Jul 03
RT @emollick: This is a helluva paragraph from a fascinating piece on what comes after the crypto meltdown. thereformedbroker.com/2022/07/02/cha… https:/…
Dave McClure (@davemcclure) · Jul 04
RT @RitholtzWealth: Chaos is a Ladder "Twitter is a toxic environment for impressionable investors. The people taking the biggest losses t…
JP Aumasson (@veorq) · Jul 04
RT @emollick: This is a helluva paragraph from a fascinating piece on what comes after the crypto meltdown. thereformedbroker.com/2022/07/02/cha… https:/…
Ethan Mollick (@emollick) · Jul 04
RT @emollick: This is a helluva paragraph from a fascinating piece on what comes after the crypto meltdown. thereformedbroker.com/2022/07/02/cha… https:/…
Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) · Jul 03
RT @ritholtz: "It’s an epic fall for an asset that many believed would offer diversification from the stock market and a hedge against infl…
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Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

apnews.com · Jul 03

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus.

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Mike McIntire (@mmcintire) · Jul 03
RT @dabeard: Her friend’s dead body weighed heavy on her shoulder. In a car racing to the hospital, the war correspondent looked at the stu…
Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) · Jul 03
RT @lindseyhilsum: ‘I leave Afghanistan with mixed feelings, sad to see how its hope has been destroyed but still deeply moved by its 38 mi…
Tom Lasseter (@TomLasseter) · Jul 04
Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan apnews.com/article/afghan… Afghanistan’s next set of rulers marched into the city, brought by the powerful military might of the U.S.-led coalition. The mujahedeen were back.
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Alexander (@alexanderrusso) · Jul 03
RT @JoshKraushaar: “The exhausted American is in my email inbox, writing personal, anguished letters about lost relationships. The radicali…
Cathy Young 🇺🇦 (@CathyYoung63) · Jul 03
RT @DavidAFrench: America isn’t just red and blue. It’s red and blue and just plain tired. The exhausted American is in my email inbox, wri…
The Flip Side (@KnowTheFlipSide) · Jul 04
RT @DavidAFrench: America isn’t just red and blue. It’s red and blue and just plain tired. The exhausted American is in my email inbox, wri…
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The War Has Happened - Liberties

libertiesjournal.com · Jul 04

It is a dreary world, gentlemen. GOGOL The most consequential event of our time, I pray, will be the heroism of the Ukrainians. Here are men and women fighting and dying for liberal democracy. It was beginning to seem as if such a thing were no longer possible. Worse, no longer desirable. Here in...

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