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Calling Good People “Racist” Isn’t New: the Case of Ty Cobb



Ruining someone's name is very easy. So is calling them a "racist." Take the case of Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players ever. Cobb is known as a racist and a dirty ballplayer. Is it true? Charles Leerhsen, author of "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty" sets the record straight.


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  1. Quotes fro H.L. Mencken, who left this world in 1956:
    “Democracy is the pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”
    “Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise than Christianity has made them good.”
    Finally: “Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from inside the monkey cage.”
    Does these quotes explain the results of this (and many other) local elections?