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  1. Apr 2016
    1. The truth is that American women never had it so good. Why should we lower ourselves to “equal rights” when we already have the status of special privilege?

      This statement embodies Schlafly's whole argument. Schafly cannot see how so called "feminists" can be wanting more than what they have. No, men and women are not equal, but women, as Schafly notes, get special privilege. Although this is a contested view at the time, Schafly sticks by it. Homemaking and child bearing are seen as a privilege...

  2. Jan 2016
    1.  the evils arising from the unjust and unequal distribution of wealth, which are becoming more and more apparent as modern civilization goes on, are not incidents of progress, but tendencies which must bring progress to a halt

      This particular section of the piece seems to really attack the Robber Barons of the Gilded Age (Rockefeller, Carnegie, etc.). My interpretation of the document is: George is trying to convey a thought most citizens wouldn't have thought of, and that is the thought, "money does NOT equal progress". There is plenty of money to be spread around in order to make an equal distribution of wealth. The reason why George feels progression is halted is because there is a flaw in the way that wealth is distributed.

    2. The tower leans from its foundations, and every new story but hastens the final catastrophe. To educate men who must be condemned to poverty, is but to make them restive; to base on a state of most glaring social inequality political institutions under which men are theoretically equal, is to stand a pyramid on its apex.

      Basically, George is referencing how educating those who are bound to live a life of poverty up-ends the progress that it develops. This can be seen by the disorder that the lower-class causes when they realize how mistreated they are.