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Old 05-18-2019, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul in Qatar View Post
We freed the slaves because a couple of generations of crazy people ran money-losing newspapers and nutty preachers stood on soap boxes yelling at the crowds. The spent decades being chased out of towns. We freed the slaves because a bunch of idealists dedicated their lives to changing minds, and so the world.
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I assume that you are just speaking poetically (that "the world" means external reality), or "we" means all the countries that abolished slavery.
Because the US was far from the first.