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January 18, 1933
That Silent Cal’s political success was largely the product of GOP mythmaking was hardly a secret, but in the Roaring Twenties hardly anyone cared.
Oswald Garrison Villard
February 10, 1932
Mahatma Gandhi Meets Romain Rolland
A visit with the ‘king of India.’
October 5, 1927
Trotzky Answers Some Questions
An interview with the Communist Party’s leading Trotskyist.
August 31, 1927
Massachusetts the Murderer
The state of Massachusetts committed murder when it put Sacco and Vanzetti to death, and the whole world knows it.
September 8, 1926
Death of Valentino and Yellow Journalism
If not for the body laid out in the funeral home, one might have thought that the final illness and death of Rudolph Valentino was one great publicity stunt.
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August 18, 1926
Here’s one example of what can happen when women are freed from their corsets.
February 7, 1920
Jack Dempsey: In the Driftway
The Drifter has some thoughts on the great fighter in the ring who was nowhere to be found when the call went out for soldiers to fight in the World War.
June 28, 1917
Notes from the Capital: Emma Goldman
The former dressmaker now fashions herself a revolutionary.
February 10, 1916
Notes from the Capital: Louis D. Brandeis
With the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis, the Supreme Court gets its first Jewish justice.
February 3, 1916
Notes from the Capital: Jane Addams
The founder of Hull House and former beacon for progressivism struggles to define herself in contemporary America.