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Addendum to my earlier comment: I actually found the Douglass speech and find it interesting and disappointing that the editors of the show (perhaps of Needleman's book?) have edited out the very first sentence in the paragraph that was read. The sentence that begins: "Americans! your republican politics, not less than your republican religion, are flagrantly inconsistent." I think that he purposely brings up religion is actually pretty relevant in this context and wonder why it was left out?

The whole speech is here in case anyone is interested: