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Rwiew of "America

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Ilistory 30I
ProfcssorDippie
Oct. 3197
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to scold"His offtre crffoffering of thernmesof scientists,
trtistq writ€rs,andrfietcsmen
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suggest Americantalentif rny cxbloil Howorer,
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likety disag€cwidr Ued, arewe not brarrct ftsy might ask Did we not dafeatthe mighty

Brirish in ordcr to hnvcou indcpurdcncc?Arc wc not infrlfiiorn? Is oru htrd wort not

I prroofwe aneanrongrtGod's choecn?Ycs, you arc all lhd, Smift sryF,hS your po€trynecds
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vulnenatle tn atraclqif wc allow enliglrtcnmeotto bc ffincd otffilnily to meanfrcholarty.Bril

ttc ttdion ftat rparded ibef ftom ib mo&cr, did not do so bocf,rrc dro wasphf,istinc,bd

becanc dre wasover-bcaing. Amsricanswanbd to be litc, by ffibating fu Britislr, they

mt& deim !o bcittga cowrtry of ftee mc,!r,not neccseri$ mc of scholtrr.

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