Globalization (1944)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 26 21:02:46 UTC 2006

Those were the bad old days. The editorial page of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch once compared Senator Bilbo to Hitler.


On 6/25/06, Dave Wilton <dave at> wrote:
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> Antedating of "globalization" in ProQuest Historical Newspapers. From Lucius
> C. Harper's "Dustin' Off The News" in "The Chicago Defender" of 15 Jan 1944,
> p. 4 (this passage is actually not written by Harper, but is from a letter
> by an anonymous African-American soldier stationed in Australia):
> "The American Negro and his problems are taking on a global significance.
> The world has begun to measure American by what she does to us. But--and
> this is the point--we stand in danger [. . .] of losing the otherwise
> beneficial aspects of the globalization of our problems by allowing the
> 'Bilbos in uniform' with and without brass hats to spread their version of
> us everywhere."
> --Dave Wilton
>   dave at
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