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Founding Era

Economic Conflicts of the Founding Era Dispel Tea Party Myths... and Liberal Ones, Too

William Hogeland | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
William Hogeland

Just as in Tea Party history, which sees the American people as essentially anti-government, an act of faith is required to see the American people as essentially socially progressive (or essentially anything).

How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality

William Hogeland | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
William Hogeland

Here's John Adams on Thomas Paine's famous 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense": "What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass." Then comes Paine on Adams: "John was not born for immortality."