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View Diary: "The Most Persecuted, the Most Ostracized, the Most Condemned Black Man in America, Then or Ever" I (68 comments)

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    I've read about all of these people on the poll, but I always learn something in your diaries. Thanks for putting together such important historical information.

    Zen is "infinite respect for all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility for all things future."--Huston Smith's Zen Master

    by Ree Zen on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:59:49 PM PST

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      of the 50s and a bit later were written by blacklisted people using pseudonyms. Screen names, as it were.

      William Shirer, journalist, retired to a house in the country to go through his voluminous notes from years of covering Hitler's Germany. The result, 10 years later, was The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It was published in 1960 and has never been out of print.

      He took some flak from academics because it wasn't "scholarly" enough, but they weren't working in Berlin in the 1930s, trying to get the story out past the German censors.

      We are often so identified with whatever thoughts we may be having that we don’t realize the thoughts are a commentary on reality, and not reality itself. -- Gangaji

      by Mnemosyne on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:18:45 AM PST

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