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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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The Bloody War That Millions of Americans Prefer To Overlook

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BY ALEXANDER COCKBURN For a nation that that loves anniversaries, the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War – April 12, 1861 – crept by on tiptoe, like a burglar slipping through a darkened house. Yet the Civil War was, given the size of the population at the time, a fearful killer. […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.