Penn Law reparations conference

More on Penn’s fair-and-balanced reparations conference, and earlier conferences in its Edward V. Sparer Symposium series, here. My two cents on the reparations campaign here, or in greater detail in Schools for Misrule.

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  • I sometimes quote Osawatomie Brown on the subject of slavery reparations:
    “I John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land shall never be purged away but with blood!”
    Arguably the crimes were purged away in 1861-1865, though new, somewhat lesser crimes were perpetrated in the Jim Crow era.

    Though it has nothing to do with Walter’s original post, I sometimes like to quote the epitaph that Barry Goldwater wrote for John Brown 105 years later: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”