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‘Liberaleers’ moniker an honor in age of Trump

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Re: “‘The Three Liberaleers’ falsely blame Trump for hate, discord,” by Carl Hinson, Thursday:

The Three Liberaleers — we have a brand! I will order T-shirts.

I had to go back and read the scholarly piece I wrote that upset you so. It was a quote from a book that’s been around for more than 60 years.

“The Hidden Persuaders” was required reading option at North Carolina State in the fall of 1962. That’s when I read it.

I came upon it again recently. I found the section about “mass motivation” and it explains how and why the white nationalist rallies that marked the National Socialist movement in Germany that vaulted Hitler to power.

It occurred to me that it also answered the questions I had about the Trump attraction. He stands up and spews hate speech I won’t repeat here. I feel sure you are familiar with it.

Anyway, if I ever get to meet (Deborah) Baro and (Nick) Smith, then maybe we can form a coffee klatch.

Dave Hager

Wilson

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