April 13, 2010
“I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to speak, or think, or write with moderation. I am in earnest. I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.”
The above declaration – from the inaugural version of William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator – is one of several Civil War-era quotes introducing tracks from The Monitor, the sprawling sophomore effort by budding New Jersey warrior poets Titus Andronicus.