Hurrah for Liberals


HURRAH FOR LIBERALS: How Progressives Defeated Conservatives to Create Democracy, Human Rights and Safe Modern Life by James A. Haught

Jim Haught is the longtime editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-Mail. He’s won two dozen news writing awards, and written 11 books and 100 magazine essays.  He’s in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Contemporary Authors and 2,000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

Last year, he wrote three columns about liberal political victories that uplifted western civilization.  The columns were syndicated and appeared in 130 newspapers altogether. He expanded this material into a book, which conveys his lifelong message.

How civilization advances…Liberal victories created modern freedoms…

Conservatives tried to block voting by women, but lost. They tried to prevent couples from using birth control, but lost. They also tried to obstruct Social Security pensions—and to outlaw labor unions—and prevent unemployment compensation—and keep stores closed on the Sabbath—and sustain Prohibition of alcohol—and halt racial integration—and impose government-led prayer in school—and throw gays in prison—and defeat Medicare and Medicaid-and halt the sexual revolution—and block equal human rights laws—and censor sexy magazines, books and movies— and jail girls and doctors who end pregnancies—and ban liquor clubs and lotteries—and revoke the Affordable Care Act—and halt same-sex marriage. But they lost and lost.

This book shows how liberals struggled, sometimes for centuries, to overcome conservatives and improve life for humanity.

For paperback or e-book, click HERE.

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  1. I regret you did not mention Robert G. Ingersoll as a champion of abolition, women’s rights, but especially freedom of ( or from) religion.

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