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What Does it Mean To Be A Radical?
12-19-2017, 02:52 AM,
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What Does it Mean To Be A Radical?
What Does it Mean To Be A Radical?

<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">The meaning of language is often misunderstood, but the confusion that comes out of the pure ignorance for disregarding history, is boundless.&nbsp; From Wikipedia: the term Radical (latin radix meaning root) has been used since the late 18th century as a label in political science for those favouring or trying to produce thoroughgoing or extreme political reforms which can include changes to the social order to a greater or lesser extent. Historical Radicalism was quite distinct from the modern American usage of radical to denote political extremes of right or left.&nbsp; An insightful way to examine the meaning of being radical can be found in the tragic chronicle that destroyed the vaulted Republic.&nbsp; The watershed event that caused the decisive destruction of the American experiment was the War of Northern Aggression.&nbsp; In order to gain the significance of that era, a short account of the Republican party is most useful.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://batr.org/reactionary/111705.html">Read the entire essay from the Radical Reactionary archives</a></span>
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