The Gravel Institute: How America’s Best State Fell Apart

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      Passionate Progressive
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      Wisconsin – that most American of all U.S. states – was once a land where socialists won elected office and where “the Wisconsin Idea” represented a nation where government could be a force for good. But in the last few decades, Wisconsin – and the rest of America – has changed. The story of Wisconsin is a story of much more: it’s the story of the betrayal of America’s poor and working class. Philip Rocco, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, explains.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      "If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
      - Henry A. Wallace
      (FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)

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      I agree with KenTankerous. This one is a must for me, since I was hatched and fledged there.

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      and as of the last time I was in Milwaukee (before its rightward turn), it had by far the best public school system, parks, and highway infrastructure of any city I know – a legacy of its socialist era.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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        have been most effective opposition to socialism – meaning social ownership of meas of production.

        Therefore, social democratic and wellfare statism is story of failure in providing wellfare, and success story in opposing and preventing socialism; success story in upholding class society ruled by class of scribes aka professional managerial class.


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