Debs Quixote
November 7, 2004 9:48 AM   Subscribe

The anti-war speech that earned Eugene V. Debs a prison sentence in 1918 for opposing the draft. Debs was prosecuted under the Sedition Act, and he received almost a million votes behind bars as the American Socialist Party candidate for president. He's much admired by Kurt Vonnegut. [Via wood s lot.]
posted by homunculus (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Emma Goldman was also imprisoned for opposing the draft, and was later deported.
posted by homunculus at 9:51 AM on November 7, 2004

What exactly is quixotic about this? I don't see any windmills.
posted by srboisvert at 10:30 AM on November 7, 2004

Excellent. Thank you, you damned seditious traitor! :)
posted by nofundy at 10:44 AM on November 7, 2004

*arrests homunculus*

no, seriously, thanks: great link
posted by matteo at 11:49 AM on November 7, 2004

Free goatse quonsar me!
posted by homunculus at 1:13 PM on November 7, 2004

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