Frederick Douglass Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jan 21, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the chief architect of the 1619 Project, is quite the active Twitter user. She responds to critics and fans alike, with varying degrees of unwarranted condescension. One example of her prolific tweeting came recently: “Imagine trying to use…

by | Jul 7, 2020

I’m committing a bit of an analytical sin in this column, for which I’ll apologize. That sin being, of course, that I’m giving entirely too much credit for intelligence, perspective, and good faith on the part of the cultural Marxist…

by | Jul 7, 2020

On Sunday, a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, was damaged after being toppled from its pedestal. The statue, which stood in Maplewood Park, was vandalized on the 168th anniversary of Douglass’ famous Independence Day speech, in which…

by | Mar 15, 2019

Slavery is evil. Virtually every American believes that. Even most foreigners, other than a few ISIS fighters who now are enduring the great beyond, almost certainly bereft of the 72 virgins they were expecting. However, there was a time when…

by | Aug 21, 2018

Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man By Timothy Sandefur (Cato Institute, 143 pages, $14.95) Reviewed by G. Tracy Mehan, III ***** “My cause, first, midst, last, and always was and is that of the black man; not because he is black, but…

by | Mar 23, 2018

Springtime has arrived, and many thousands of high school seniors, along with their parents, are preparing to confront a momentous decision: where to go to college. For months they have studied marketing brochures and consulted ranking schemes. Some have taken…

by | May 27, 2016

Wednesday in the Louisiana House of Representatives, which is becoming a hothouse for material feeding this column (if you think the House is rough around here, you ought to see the Senate!), a comic outrage broke out when, during debate…

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