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Archive for September 2008

Westbrook Pegler: ‘The Miserable Fraud Called Freedom Riders’

Westbrook Pegler (1894-1969) is back in the news. A major syndicated newspaper columnist from 1933 until 1962, he’s currently enjoying a micro-moment, thanks to being quoted anonymously by Sarah Palin in her convention speech (Thomas Frank has the details in this WSJ column.) Although early on Pegeler supported President Franklin Roosevelt, he soon moved rightward […]