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Two different but equally valuable history lessons

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 24, 2012 @ 11:10 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In case you missed them, there were two very different but equally powerful history lessons that were made available online in recent days:

#1 – The first came from a professor of history, Duke University’s William Chafe, whose op-ed in Raleigh’s News & Observer [1] provided a refresher course on the close link between the rise and fall of the middle class and our ebbing and flowing societal commitment to public investments.

#2 – The second came from author Larkin Warren whose piece for the New York Times (“I Was a Welfare Mother” [2]) provides a powerful refutation of those who seek to “divide and conquer” or simply ignore the Americans who find themselves, at times, “dependent” on public assistance.

Great stuff.


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[1] whose op-ed in Raleigh’s News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/21/2358807/history-lessons-beware-the-power.html

[2] “I Was a Welfare Mother”: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/taking-responsibility-on-welfare.html?smid=tw-share&_rmoc.semityn.www

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