Emory president holds up “three-fifths” compromise as noble, honorable
In a shockingly horrible column, the president of Emory University held up the "Three-Fifths Compromise" -- the deal between Northern and Southern states which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person -- as a shining example of political compromise at its best.
In his "from the president" column -- titled "As American as ... Compromise" -- in the winter issue of Emory magazine, president James Wagner writes about the fiscal cliff and the importance of keeping one's mind open to other points of view. All standard president's letter dullness so far, right?
Then comes this: