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Talk:Schenck v. United States

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Question[edit]

Was Charles Schenck the first to use 'Wake up' in the sense covered by the RW page - or does it have a slightly different meaning in his context? Anna Livia (talk) 17:32, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

The intent was similar, but I think it's different due to the context. Schenck was right that civil liberties were being curtailed during WWI. As far as I can tell he wasn't a conspiracy theorist. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 17:43, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
Given his political stance there is an element of ambiguity when observed from the present viewpoint - could the usage be included as part of the history of the RW-article-topic? Anna Livia (talk) 10:09, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I think it might be worth a mention. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 19:47, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
'Evolution of terminology in action.' So what would the succinct modern equivalent to 'Be aware - take action now as your liberties may actually be at risk' be? Anna Livia (talk) 12:46, 24 October 2018 (UTC)