In April, 1919, Eugene V. Debs, a four-time presidential candidate, was thrown in Moundsville’s state penitentiary for making a fiery pro-socialism anti-war speech in Canton,
Just before he died of lung cancer in 1978, Belgium’s balladeer Jacques Brel recorded a song called “Mai 1940”. It was left off his last
The familiar frame of American history wraps itself around revolution and civil war; and an economy that enslaved millions of people. But we should always
Of all the people I’ve met in Appalachia doing the Moundsville project, nobody came at you with a spirit like that of Michael J. Iafrate,
In America, to live is to move. Bust out of that old town. Move, and move again. It’s a creed that suits our national love
Of all the colors of truth to seek — scientific, historical, religious, emotional, empirical, logical — there’s nothing quite as satisfying something I’ll call Walking Truth.