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Quarterly Journal of The American Institute for Progressive Democracy Issue #33: November 2017 - January 2018

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Quarterly Journal of The American Institute for Progressive Democracy


Issue #33 November 2017 - January 2018 

Michael Mc Nelis, 8 years old, a newsboy. This boy has just recovered from his second attack of pneumonia. Was found selling papers in a big rain storm today. Philadelphia, Pa., 06/12/1910

From: Series: National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine, compiled ca. 1912 - ca. 1912, documenting the period 1908 - 1912 By Lewis Wickes Hine


Let Gun Owners Belong to a “Well-Ordered Militia”

By Bob Gerecke

 A brilliant possibility that would meet the aim of the Second Amendment (as was intended and is meant by its wording.)

Thinking about the Super Rich

by Merrill Ring

Are the superrich beloved of God and should they be treated as social heroes?

Are You a Liberal or a Conservative?

by Bill Meulemans and Earl Starks

Many of us know whether we are a liberal or conservative, but few of us could explain why. It never occurs to us to go inside our own heads and ask the questions: why do you feel this way about current issues? How did you come by these attitudes? Do you ever listen to the other side in an objective manner?

Calling Oneself a Liberal or a Conservative when One is Not

by Merrill Ring (with help from Andrew Bachevich and Andy Winnick)

The political label a person assigns to themselves is not always an accurate identification of what their views are.

The Takeover of Authentic Religion

 by Charles Bayer

Contrary to the impression one might get from the news media, there are radically different versions of Christianity in this country and they have very different ideas about American politics.

Providing Credit to Local Businesses

by Bob Gerecke

Banking and Helping Main Street not Wall Street

Pithy Polemics

The essays collected are short (Pithy), very readable and polemical. 

Submission Guidelines

Having developed far enough to expand our ‘stable’ of writers to those not on the TAIPD board or connected thereto and so to ask others to submit appropriate material for publication here, it is important to develop and explain guidelines.

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