09 November, 2009

America the Betrayed

America the Betrayed
Walt Whitman: 'Poet of the People'

by Richard C. Cook

Previously by Richard C. Cook: The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

If you want to get an idea of what America once was like, read the poems of Walt Whitman. Whitman was born on Long Island in 1819 and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. His family was poor, but even though he left school at the age of 11 he gave himself an education by reading and working in the printing shop of a newspaper until he gradually became a published writer. He worked as a teacher and news reporter and owned his own newspaper by the age of 20.
I was curious about the author, so I went to the bottom and found this.
Richard C. Cook is a former federal analyst who writes on public policy issues. His latest book is We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform. Visit his website.
Interesting and worth further study.


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