LIBERIA: Whig v. Whig

Sad it is indeed to the ghosts of the Earl of Chatham, Henry Clay, Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott to realize that the only place in the world where the name Whig still denotes a political party is among the blackamoors of Liberia. Whig, or Whiggamore was a Scots-Gaelic word originally applied to horse thieves, but because Liberia's independence was first proclaimed during the period of Whig supremacy in the U. S., Liberian politicians find Whig a most potent name to call themselves. Liberians went to the polls fortnight ago for the...

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