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Thaddeus Russell, a 'Liberal' REALLY Worth Reading About: A Renegade History of the United States

This post is what I would call, 'Know Your Allies: Broadening Alliance Horizons'.

As Tom Woods described in "Left and Right Against War, Part 87" (http://www.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods130.html):

"Thaddeus Russell is a progressive historian who is friendly with libertarians, and with whom I myself have had some valuable correspondence...That is what an actual progressive would say. Now try to imagine the phonies at the Huffington Post or TalkingPointsMemo saying it. Why, it’s not respectable! And it is mainstream respectability more than anything else that these left-wing phonies crave."

He was recently on Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett(http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/russell-thaddeus/48654), to promote his latest work, A Renegade History of the United States (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/141657106X/lewrockwell)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ0xW7-gEy0

From which, Lew posted this highly intriguing part about the Mob:

"7 Ways the Mafia Made the U.S. a Better Place: 'Renegade History'"
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/russell-t2.1.1.html

and this:

"Why I [as a progressive] Got Fired From Teaching American History [at a 'Liberal' College]"
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/russell-t1.1.1.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thaddeus-russell/fired-teachin...

A "Renegade liberal," indeed:

"Does Israel Make Us Safer?"
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-04/th...

On a slightly more superficial note, I couldn't imagine someone named "Thaddeus," not being a historian; I'd say he lives up to his name, very well.

Definitely an interesting guy. Please check him out: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/



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