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Donald Clarke

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On Aug 28, 2013, at 7:35 PM, "L. Hunter Kevil" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Gentlemen, please. My point was simply that the racial bigotry behind the
> horrors of the eugenics movement _at the time of John Powell_ was promoted
> by progressives and should not be attributed to the right of the time. Many
> people have innocently fallen for the spin that those racial views were
> actually those of the conservatives of the time. This is all supported by
> the historical record.
> 
> Now whether or to what extent the left of today has repudiated the views of
> its forbears is quite another issue. To say that the right of today has
> adopted the program of the eugenicists is hardly worthy of discussion. I'll
> echo Uncle Dave: over and out.
> 
> L. H. Kevil
> 
> 
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:22 PM, HistorischeAufnahmen <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Yes but the "left" abandoned these racial attitudes before the Second
>> World War and the "right" has made them the centerpiece of their program
>> today.
>> 
>> Alan Carrier
>> 
>> Sent from my iphone so please
>> ascribe typos to autocorrect.
>> 
>> On Aug 28, 2013, at 2:10 PM, "L. Hunter Kevil" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>>> Just a comment about John Powell as a "right-wing" racialist agitator. In
>>> fact the eugenics movement of the early part of the last century - the
>> root
>>> of this racial madness - was created and developed by progressives such
>> as
>>> Margaret Sanger, Woodrow Wilson, and others. Their ideas and laws were
>>> opposed by conservatives, particularly Christian ones. The left often
>> tries
>>> to conceal its parentage.
>>> 
>>> L. H. Kevil
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> In general the collectability of anything classical has declined
>> sharply in
>>>> the past decade. Powell, however, has
>>>> been generally forgotten, and those who are aware of who he is are also
>>>> aware of his activities as an extreme
>>>> right-wing agitator. So top dollar might be out of the question these
>> days;
>>>> maybe settle for an offer made by someone
>>>> who wants them.
>>>> 
>>>> Dave Lewis
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> _____
>>>>> 
>>>>> From: Steve Smolian [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:49 AM
>>>>> To: Smolian
>>>>> Subject: John Powell
>>>>> 
>>>>> I've just obtained copies of two privately made John Powell 78 sets-
>>>>> Mozart
>>>>> Ssonata , K. 311 (4s) and 3 pieces by Powell (3 12" 78s) and Schumann
>> 's
>>>>> Humoresque . op. 20  (4 78s) . He was a Lescheizky pupil, highly
>> praised,
>>>>> and an American composer well known during his lifetime (1882-1963)
>>>>> 
>>>>> These were once considered among the most collectible of U.S. piano
>>>>> records.
>>>>> In the past, I've sold each set at a price in the lower four figures.
>>>> I've
>>>>> not heard them mentioned in years.   I couldn't find them in Popsike
>> Are
>>>>> they still so highly regarded or has time applied the soft pedal to
>> their
>>>>> reputation?
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'll consider offers.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Steve Smolian
>>