Monday, October 7, 2013

Lincoln, an UnAmerican Activity

Criticizing Lincoln is almost as taboo as criticizing Martin Luther King, but it still happens. Not as often as it should, but it does. I just ran across this on Amazon, and I haven't read the book, but it certainly sounds interesting.  It's from HERE.

Red Republicans and Lincoln's Marxists: Marxism in the Civil War

Was Abraham Lincoln influenced by communism when the Union condemned the rights of Southern states to express their independence? It’s shocking to think so.
But that’s precisely what Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson Jr. assert in Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists. The pair completely reassess this tumultuous time in American history, exposing the “politically correct” view of the War for Southern Independence as nothing less than the same observation announced by Marx himself. During the American Civil War, Marx wrote about his support of the Union Army, the Republican Party, and Lincoln himself. In fact, he named the president as “the single-minded son of the working class.” In addition to shedding light on this little-known part of our history, Kennedy and Benson also ask pertinent questions about the validity of today’s federal government and why its role seems so much larger than the liberty found in the states it represents.
Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists is a bold undertaking, but it’s one that needs our immediate and absolute attention.


  1. It seems that the late great Alan Stang had been saying the same thing for years:

    I thought you might be interested.

  2. Alan Stang did indeed sayl the same thing for years. Too bad more people didn't listen to him. He told it like it was. He also reviewed the book by Al Benson Jr. and Walter Kennedy--"Lincoln's Marxists". In fact he gave the first edition of it one of the best reviews it has ever had in an article that appeared on "News and Views" as well as many other places.