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The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and … people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion… Diderot

Three-quarter length portrait of Brown accompanies text describing the insurrection at Harper’s Ferry. Caption under Brown’s picture: John Brown, now under sentence of death for treason and murder, at Charlestown, Va. From a photograph taken one year ago by Martin M. Lawrence, 381 Broadway, N.Y. The secret six : the true tale of the men […]

The attack of John Brown upon Harper’s Ferry came upon Virginia like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky… John Sergeant Wise

Martyrdom did not make the early apostles wrong,  nor does it contradict either the faith or courage of later martyrs. The problem is often distinguishing between who is a martyr and who is something else – often something much less. Heresy is quite often not the denial of faith. Much more likely it is a […]

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without faith and worship without awareness… Anthony de Mello

There have always been internal and external pressures on America. The British attempted to turn both the slaves and the indians against first the American Revolution and then against they new nation in 1812 only to abandon and betray both when they were defeated. We have grown and fostered our own radicals like John Brown, […]

In Deo Speramus – a fitting motto for a city of seafarers.

John Brown’s name appears on a list of members of the Sons of Liberty and he led the attack that burned the British schooner Gaspee in 1772 well in advance of the Declaration of Independence. He was jailed for his suspected offenses and the object of an armed naval mission to rescue him. During the […]

“So perish all such enemies of Virginia! All such enemies of the Union! All such foes of the human race!” – Colonel Preston of the Virginia militia said these words to the crowd that had gathered to see John Brown hang.

John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights    New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005 David S. Reynolds Antislavery movements United States History 19th century Hardcover. 1st. ed., later printing. x, 578 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references […]