Tag Archives: proletariat

Marius and the Volunteer Army

Standard of the IV Cohort XXIV Legion At Cannae, in Southern Italy, the Army of the Roman Republic faced Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War. At the time a Roman citizen could not “join” the Army; it was an honor … Continue reading

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Are You a Prol?

Labor Day Demonstration against child labor – 1909 So if “class warfare” actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks …. yet!) with what “class” do you identify? Are you “middle class, upper middle-class, lower class?” These are … Continue reading

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Does Labor Day Honor Labor Anymore?

March 6, 1930 – thousands demonstrate for unemployment insurance in Union Square and nationwide – led by the communists.  Did you think government just gave it to you? Wake up and smell the coffee. It’s Labor Day! End of Summer, … Continue reading

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From Republic to Empire

Standard of the IV Cohort XXIV Legion   At Cannae, in Southern Italy, the Army of the Roman Republic faced Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War. At the time a Roman citizen could not “join” the Army; it was an … Continue reading

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