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  On "Let America Be America Again"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Let America Be America Again," published in Esquire and in the International Worker Order pamphlet A New Song (1938), pleads for fulfillment of the Dream that never was.
It speaks of the freedom and equality which America boasts, but never had.
In "Freedom's Plow" he points out that "America is a dream" and the product of the seed of freedom is not only for all Americans but for all the world.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/g_l/hughes/america.htm   (280 words)

 Kerry's Lit Crit - The soon-to-be nominee sanitizes a Stalinist poem. By Timothy Noah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As Chatterbox noted in the earlier column, "Let America be America again" comes from a poem published in 1938 by the Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes.
Let America Be America Again is, to my reading, neither ironic nor nostalgic as Tim Noah would have it.
It is a recognition of that America is both a county and an idea, a lament that the country has often fallen short of the idea, and a celebration that the idea is the greatest idea of all.
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 CBC News Indepth: Poetry in politics
And Kerry's use of Let America Be America Again, a poem written by the late Langston Hughes, represents a head-on collision– not only has the Massachusetts senator adopted the title of the poem as his official slogan, but he is also quoting entire lines from Hughes on the campaign trail.
Let it be the dream that it used to be for those whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain, for those whose hand at the foundry – something Pittsburgh knows about – for those whose plow in the rain must bring back our mighty dream again.' "
Let's go out and make it happen together." Hughes – one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s – intended the stinging piece to be a call for the U.S. to return to its founding ideals.
www.cbc.ca /arts/features/poetryinpolitics   (1620 words)

 let america be america again Free Essays
America, when compared to Third World countries that are suffering from poverty and serious crime and wars that kill...
America is often known as one of the most powerful nations of the world.
In the early 1900’s, America was looked upon as being “The land of Opportunity.” Immigrants looked to the United States as a place where they could begin to rebuild their lives with a fresh new start.
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 Langston Hughes | "Let America Be America Again" | poetry archive | plagiarist.com
Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free.
(America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed-- Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above.
O, let America be America again-- The land that never has been yet-- And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
plagiarist.com /poetry/2443   (633 words)

 Let America be America Again LANGSTON HUGHES 1938
Let America be America Again LANGSTON HUGHES 1938
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed-- Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above.
O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe.
www.mindfully.org /Reform/Hughes-America-Again1938.htm   (1503 words)

 Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes : Summary Explanation Meaning Overview
Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes : Summary Explanation Meaning Overview
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be that great strong land of love
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 Purposes in America...Once and Now / About the Spanish-American War and today
To understand the feelings and actions of America now, we have to see how they are particular yet also related to those of other times.
America in the winter of 1898 had the two ways of seeing -- one beautiful, one ugly -- which Aesthetic Realism shows are fighting in every individual person.
As we show we won't let anyone hurt us, we also want to be exact: we want to think about people everywhere with depth and honesty.
www.aestheticrealism.net /Purposes-America-ER-PP.htm   (2252 words)

 Let America be America Again
Let America Be America Again Langston Hughes The Poem “Let America Be America Again” is a very emotional and moving poem.
The poem speaks of America’s dream for freedom and for all to be equal.
America is called the homeland of the free and it is almost as if the character is mocking this because he himself has never been able to be free.
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 America Already Is America - The Stalinist roots of John Kerry's new slogan. By Timothy Noah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Anyone who takes the time to read "Let America Be America Again" will quickly understand that its entire thrust is that nostalgia for a golden age of American freedom is a crock.
The same year "Let America Be America Again" was published, Hughes signed a letter supporting the Stalinist purges; he had witnessed, with approval, one of the show trials himself.
As a slogan, "Let America be America again" doesn't improve much when you put Hughes out of your mind and focus on the words themselves.
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 Robert J. Branham - "Of Thee I Sing": Contesting "America" - American Quarterly 48:4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"America" is an important text in the rhetorical construction of national community on such occasions, from its evocation of a "shared" Pilgrim past to its expression of nationalist ideology on behalf of citizen-singers who pledge their loyalty and support.
Smith's claim that "in the singing of the song we are again all one" betokens the period's widely-held belief in a mythic past, prior to mass immigration, assimilation, and emancipation, when America was imagined to have been demographically homogeneous.
In the tradition of the jeremiad, "America" provides a succinct and immediately recognizable statement of national promise, a gauge by which to measure the gap between present conditions and the promise, and a millennial imagination of national destiny in which the promise is redeemed.
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 America First Party
The central focus of the America First Party is to put America and all Americans First.
The America First Party's petition to the President is intended to remind him and his supporters what that means, with 10 simple demands.
Dan Charles, National Chairman of the America First Party, responds to a Press Release by the Clarion Call to Converge Committee which distorted the AFP positions and mischaracterized statements made by party leaders.
www.americafirstparty.org   (682 words)

 Fuck the South
We should have let them go when they wanted to leave.
"Let the Spanish keep it, it’s a shithole," we said, but you had to have your fucking orange juice.
Let’s talk about those values for a fucking minute.
www.fuckthesouth.com   (722 words)

 Rubicon: Let America Be America Again
"America the Beautiful," written in 1893, not only speaks to the beauty of the American continent but also reflects her view that U.S. imperialism undermines the nation’s core values of freedom and liberty.
The history of the present King is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
literary analysis and the synopsis of the poem "let america be america again"
www.robertsilvey.com /notes/2004/07/let_america_be_.html   (915 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From the freedom that they once enjoyed as land-owning pioneers on the frontier, the southern yeoman class has descended, in large part, to dependence and poverty, and few opportunities seem to exist for them to rise out of their condition.
Even in death and even among the poor, the occupants are divided by class, with the more substantial grave markers belonging to poor but independent farmers, while the poorest farmers are remembered with only pine headboards, with personal objects such as a horseshoe or piece of china, or with nothing.
In the pathos of his description, Agee again expresses the overpowering beauty and terror of everyday life.
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 Buchanan's Announcement Speech [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So let me say to the money boys and the Beltway elites who think that, at long last, they have pulled up their drawbridge and locked us out forever: You don't know this peasant army.
Let us abolish quotas and set-asides, these un-American devices that reward individuals based on what color they are, or what continent their kinfolk came from.
Let us rip this weed out by its roots, cut taxes to the lowest level in modern history, eliminate taxes on savers and small business, and shift the burden where it belongs, on a transnational elite that has no loyalty to any country.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a38147edf6103.htm   (6081 words)

 Laser Hair Removal: America’s Most Dangerous Unproven Technology
Let's deal strictly with the facts: Most lasers on the market today are built inexpensively and sold at a high profit with no set amount of training or credentials required to operate them.
Sensory and Autonomic Nerve fibers along with veins and arteries which nourish the skin, let alone provide skin sensations such as being burned or frozen, are lost in the treated area.
Let's see them prove their claims with valid scientific data.
www.bostonschoolofelectrolysis.com /boston-electrolysis-2.html   (5404 words)

 Improving Schools for African American Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
America's very future depends on how quickly we can end the "savage inequalities," which produce inevitable achievement gaps resulting from the undereducation of African American and other students from diverse backgrounds.
In a society in which assimilation and acculturation were the mainstay experience for large groups of America's early European immigrants, this becomes an especially difficult task, because many of the cultural rituals, practices, and belief systems of those early groups have been lost.
The result is that many of today's descendents of northern European ethnic and cultural groups have been left without important knowledge about the intrinsic value of culture, in general, and their own ethnic and cultural heritages, in particular.
www.maec.org /aastudents.html   (8144 words)

 Burnt Orange Report - You know it's a good slogan when...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John Kerry has been using the slogan "Let America be America again" lately, and it appears to have gotten under the skin of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land.
America has lost our way under George W. Bush because as Maher puts it, our president has a two-dimensional view of the world.
Also, the "Let America be America Again", is the perfect type of slogan that has mass appeal to both the liberal base of the Democratic Party, and the moderate to conservative Independent and swing voters.
bor.musselmanforamerica.com /mt/archives/001632.html   (1356 words)

 John Kerry's Theme: Anger, Bitterness, Cynicism and Communism? - Joe Mariani - MensNewsDaily.com™
Kerry told the Wall Street Journal that "Talking about 'Let America be America again' is tapping into that value system that people think makes this country strong." The problem is that "Let America Be America Again" was actually a rather bitter poem
A poem that repeats the claim that, "America never was America to me," and derides America's "false patriotic wreath" in much the same manner that today's Liberals attack displays of patriotism.
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--
www.mensnewsdaily.com /archive/m-n/mariani/2004/mariani052304.htm   (411 words)

 Kerry Settles On Campaign Theme, 'Let America Be America Again'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The "again" is an "attempt to turn back the clock!" and should be roundly booed by his lib supporters.
Let's go back to the days of corporate scandals, overpriced worth-nothing stocks, venture capital thrown at kids who believe all it takes to run a business is meetings, marketing trips, and allowing employees to have dogs in their cubicles.
Let's go back to the days when we didn't give a shiite who f*cked with us on the global scale.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1139141/posts   (2249 words)

 The Wazmo - Big Brother Bores America Again
Let them talk about the boring things they talk about until they perish.
Parents could take their children to see the corpses and drive home the fact that they really don’t want to be in television when they grow up.
Let us know what you think on The Wazmo message board, or we may decide to tell everyone about your mom and me.
www.thewazmo.com /bigbrotherbores09222000.html   (477 words)

America and Israel are so very much alike in that each received unique spiritual knowledge from God during their respective time periods.
Let us begin at this point, keeping in mind that the nations of the world have historically never been organized into just 10 super nations.
Let us examine just a few of the pertinent verses in Revelation 18, keeping in mind that Jesus Christ is speaking of the United States.
www.cuttingedge.org /news/n1306.cfm   (5788 words)

 Let's Go Travel Guides | Discover Central America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central America is the backpacker’s ultimate fantasy and ultimate challenge.
The nascent tourist industry leaves room for exploring the road less traveled, and therein lies the catch—getting from place to place becomes an adventure in and of itself.
Central America’s seven countries are only a quarter of Mexico’s size, but the diverse topography, culture, ecology, and activities coexist nowhere else in the world.
www.letsgo.com /destinations/latin_america/central   (214 words)

 TOPDOG08.COM: Let America be America again
The theme "Let America Be America Again" was chosen by the Kerry campaign to symbolize the hope for a better tomorrow the Massachusetts senator says he would bring to this country as president.
Promoting his ideas for improving America, Kerry said his policies will reinstitute the strengths America was once known for.
The "Let America Be America Again" theme is derived from a poem written by Harlem Renaissance-era poet Langston Hughes.
www.topdog04.com /000565.html   (673 words)

 Let America Be America Again Example Essays.com - Over 101,000 essays, term papers and book reports!
The Minority Perspective on America In the poem "Let America Be America Again," Langston Hughes shows the depressed state America was in during the 1930's.
To many in America at this time, the American Dream had escaped their grasp and hopelessness had filled this void.
In this poetic expression, the speaker is voices the silent Americans' concern of how America was intended to be, verses what it had become to them, and could aspire to be again.
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 “‘Let America Be America Again’”
Here, in praising the richness of the American continent and the American dream, he fearlessly states “America was never America to me.” And yet he still celebrates what America could be, if it extends its promise to all of its citizens.
In that case, let’s look at someone who is well known in the literary world as a “public intellectual,” as he calls himself.
Another reason some object to political poetry is that the topical subject matter and references date it, preventing it from being “eternal,” unlike poems on love and poetry and the death of a relative, thus limiting its appeal to later audiences.
www.pemmicanpress.com /articles/let-america-be-america-bradley.html   (3478 words)

 Right Thinking Girl: Let America Be America Again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Today, we are faced with a New America, and I believe a much stronger one, and one prepared to deal with terrorism so things like 9/11 don't happen every two weeks in the USA like they do in, say, Israel.
To America, the real America, real Americans standing up to fight for what is right, who understand that the danger has not passed just because the terror alert is on yellow, I say: God Bless You.
However, they need to know that if wars are not fought over seas, in an effort to maintain their comfort levels here in America, the terrorists will be glad to stand in their streets and living rooms and hold them at gunpoint on a daily basis.
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