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The historic threats to annex the D.R. (Horne, in ‘Business Insider’)

white Americans largely fell into three groups concerning the issue of annexation, Dr. Horne told Insider. One group supported removing Black Americans from the mainland to remove any reminders of slavery. Another group supported removing Black Americans because they didn’t want the US to become a multiracial republic. And a third group wanted to keep Black people on the mainland because they were a cheap labor supply…. | more…

NEW! “Radek: A Novel,” by Stefan Heym (EXCERPTS)

…Stalin asked, “So you think my truth needs improvement?”
“The truth,” Radek replied, “can’t be improved. The truth is true, or it is not. But a line of evidence can gain a great deal by new and better evidence…” | more…