Presidential Racism: The Words of U.S. Presidents Since the Civil War; And an Essay: The Enduring Anti-Democratic Disease Afflicting Us--And Its Cure

Presidential Racism: The Words of U.S. Presidents Since the Civil War; And an Essay: The Enduring Anti-Democratic Disease Afflicting Us--And Its Cure

by John L Hodge
Presidential Racism: The Words of U.S. Presidents Since the Civil War; And an Essay: The Enduring Anti-Democratic Disease Afflicting Us--And Its Cure

Presidential Racism: The Words of U.S. Presidents Since the Civil War; And an Essay: The Enduring Anti-Democratic Disease Afflicting Us--And Its Cure

by John L Hodge

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Overview

Presidents are both products of their culture and powerful proponents of its most salient features. In the United States (and throughout much of the world), racism is imbedded in the society and culture. The extent to which United States presidents accepted racism and promoted it is part of the essential fabric of the nation.

This book presents the actual words written, spoken or signed by presidents of the United States since the Civil War. These quoted words speak for themselves and require no explanation beyond occasional brief commentaries.

The book includes an important essay that explains the existing historical forces that underlie racism and oppose the growth of democracy. It calls these forces "the anti-democratic disease." The disease has a cure. The essay presents the ideas, founded in ethics, that would unravel the fabric of imbedded racism and propel the growth of real democracy.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983179078
Publisher: John L. Hodge, Publisher
Publication date: 07/20/2020
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

John L. Hodge has written books, essays and letters addressing democracy, racism, sexism, elitism, the separation of religion and government, and the misdirected interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court of the free speech clause of the First Amendment. His writings critically assess the role of European intellectual history in advancing anti-democratic concepts. He explains how real democracy is based on an ethical concept derived from an expanded golden rule. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University, a law degree from the University of California (Berkeley Law), and a bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas. He is a retired healthcare lawyer and a former professor of philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface



PART I: The Enduring Anti-Democratic Disease

Afflicting Us—And Its Cure

PART II: The Presidents’ Own Words

Introduction

Andrew Johnson

Ulysses S. Grant

Rutherford B. Hayes

James Garfield

Chester A. Arthur

Grover Cleveland, 1st Term

Benjamin Harrison

Grover Cleveland, 2nd term

William McKinley

Theodore Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

Warren G. Harding

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S. Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Richard M. Nixon

Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump

Appendix: United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights



Selected Additional Readings



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