Okay, gonna do this a little different today. Since John Brown is, in my opinion, pretty much the greatest white man who ever lived, and since Noel Ignatiev is an old comrade from STO days, I decided earlier today I would run his response to a discussion between two people I do not know about a book on old John. I then decided I would go ahead and put in the whole damn discussion and follow it with Noel's comments. So up here in the intro section is the discussion and down below in the post section will be Noel's response.
Like Noel and like Shields Greene, I believe I go with the old man.
From the New York Review of Books: