Recommending Essay from TNYRB

Anthony Lewis’s piece, "Justice Holmes and the ‘Splendid Prisoner"," The
New York Review of Books, July 2, 2009, is a fine discussion of how a
supposedly liberal president, Woodrow Wilson, and a famous Justice with
liberal credentials too, treated Eugene Debs, the socialist American,
presidential candidate on five (or was it six) occasions, just because
Debs opposed sending soldiers to fight the First World War. This is a
fine object lesson in how unprincipled some of the early modern liberals
were. No illusions here about there being bona fide liberals! More like
"Liberal" Fascists, just as many of them are today (as shown in the book
by the same title, by Jonah Goldberg).

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