A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry forthcoming—B.P. (12/12)
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“It’s okay password, I’m insecure too” (12/12)
“How many frat boys does it take to change a light bulb?"/"None, they prefer natural light.” (12/12)
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Entry from December 12, 2015
“A conservative is a man who worships a dead radical”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Bulletin
Volume 8, Issues 11-18
1926
Pg. 266:
“A conservative is a man who worships a dead radical.” — John Simpson, president of the Farmers’ Union.

Google Books
The Garment Worker:
Official Organ of the United Garment Workers of America

Volume 32
1932
Pg. 109:
“A conservative is a man who worships a dead radical."—John Simpson, president of the Farmers’ Union.

Google Books
Summerhill: For and Against
By Alexander Sutherland Neill
New York, NY: Hart
1970
Pg. 97:
The words may remain, but the spirit is soon lost. A friend of mine used to say, “A conservative is a man who worships a dead radical.” Nowhere is this more true than in education; one thinks immediately of Maria Montessori and John Dewey.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, December 12, 2015 • Permalink