Saturday, 22 January 2011

All my trials

Anne Hutchinson against the theocrats

I'm reading Murray Rothbard's wonderful history of pre-revolutionary America, 'Conceived in Liberty'. Harsh times. It takes a while before you come to someone you'd want to hold up as a paragon of virtue, but Anne Hutchinson fits the bill, standing up to those puritan bastards in Massachusetts, and helping to found Rhode Island as a haven for liberty. I'm sure she would have related to this song by Anita Carter.


James Higham said...

Puritanism is a constant thorn in the side. There's a thing called being free and acting with basic decency towards others and then there is Puritanism. The latter caricatures and parodies the former.

Trooper Thompson said...

It's the spirit of domination and subjugation, coupled with a monomaniacal vainglory...

or something.