Freeman

November 1988

Volume 38, 1988

FEATURES

The Pilgrims in Holland

NOVEMBER 01, 1988 by ROBERT A. PETERSON

The Dutch have given many things to America: Easter eggs, Santa Claus, waffles, sauerkraut, sleighing, skating, and a host of "vans" and "velts" who helped to build our nation.[1] But perhaps their greatest contribution to America was the 11 years of freedom they gave the Pilgrims—crucial years that helped America's founding fathers work out their philosophy of freedom and prepare for self-government in the New World.

PR Morality

NOVEMBER 01, 1988 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

The Banking Crisis

NOVEMBER 01, 1988 by HANS SENNHOLZ
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