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From Radical to Right-Wing:
The Legacy of Eugene Genovese

The New Republic, by Steven Hahn

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Posted By:tisHimself, 10/2/2012 6:45:42 PM

Eugene D. Genovese, who died on September 26 at the age of 82, arrived at the University of Rochester in 1969 amid a swirl of controversy. Several years earlier, while on the faculty of Rutgers University, he had ignited a political firestorm when he publicly welcomed a Vietcong victory in the Vietnam War. Some New Jersey officials, including a Republican candidate for governor, called for his dismissal and even Richard Nixon denounced him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/2/2012 7:29:48 PM     (No. 8905413)

I am deeply disturbed by the author's implication that "conservative" ideology is somehow sympathetic toward slavery. That couldn't be further from the truth. But that is the problem when you are dealing with labels. You see, most of today's conservatives are very liberal (in the classic sense of the word) in many respects. Some are not. But those who find themselves under the label "liberal" these days are anything BUT liberal (in the classic sense of the word). Labels enable people to manipulate perception. This is something the radical leftists have been very good at doing. Perhaps what we need is a new way of describing ideology and beliefs in order to get away from the misconceptions and propagandist lies that are so easy to perpetuate these days.

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