Eugene V. Debs was born 5 November 1855, and died 20 October 1926
- I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.
- I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
- In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.
Eugene V. Debs was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and several times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Debs became one of the best-known socialists in the United States. He is the author of Eugene V. Debs Speaks.
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