Originally Posted by ahi
Which is the part that dismayed?
That it is outdated--surely not a surprise, it being over a 130 years old--or that it is a sociopolitical screed?
Probably the latter, and that it's from nobody of import to me. I have little time to read random screeds, so if I were to read one it would have to be someone whom I knew and respected and thought were relevant today.
But please, don't dwell too much on my opinion; I'm sure others would be interested.