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Brewer's: Ostend' Manifesto

A declaration made in 1857 by the Ministers of the United States in England, France, and Spain, “that Cuba must belong to the United States.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and …

Robert Haven Schauffler: Scum o' the Earth

Scum o' the EarthRobert Haven SchaufflerIAt the gate of the West I stand, On the isle where the nations throng. We call them "scum o' the earth";Stay, are we doing you wrong, Young fellow from…

Valerie Solanas

Valerie Solanas shot the artist Andy Warhol in a fit of crazed anger on June 3, 1968. A radical feminist and sometime acquaintance of Warhol, Solanas had previously written the S.C.U.M. Manifesto, an…

Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels moved from Germany to England in 1842, where he worked as a manager in a factory. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, which suggested that the poor wo…

Karl Marx

Karl Marx studied law and philosophy, and was initially influenced by the works of G. W. F. Hegel. Marx rejected the idealism of Hegel and developed a more materialistic theory of history as science,…

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 -- while serving a prison sentence in China for "inciting subversion" with writings that urged reform of the government. A poet and scholar, Liu earned an…

Schauffler, Robert Haven

Schauffler, Robert Haven[1879-1964](1)Born at Brün, Austria, though of American parentage, on April 8, 1879. He studied at Northwestern University, but took his degree of B.A. from Prince…

Olympe de Gouges Biography

Olympe de Gouges(Marie Gouze)feminist, writerBorn: 1745?Birthplace: Montauban, Languedoc, France De Gouges was an ardent advocate of many human rights, especially equality for women, at a time…

Vine Deloria 2005 Deaths

Vine DeloriaAge: 72 leading American Indian scholar, famous for his many books on American Indian life and identity. His books were meant to shatter the stereotypes about American Indians. His…

Lyle Stuart 2006 Deaths

Lyle StuartAge: 83 publisher of controversial books, including The Anarchist Cookbook; The Turner Diaries, an anti-government manifesto; and the best-selling hoax novel Naked Came the Stranger…