October 21, 2020
Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Douglass was a compelling writer with a powerful story. The temptation for our day is to look backwards and to say, how could do many people have acted in such an evil way. But to quote a recent George Will column, it wasn't hard. Human nature is bent toward such evil, and the evil if today simply takes a different form. But we should be genuinely thankful that the forms of Douglass' day are seen for the genuine hellishness that was present.
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