Category Archives: Confederate States

Southern Academia’s Palpable Confederate Legacy

Aside from being Orwellian, the effort under way at many of the South’s premiere universities to expunge their Confederate past strikes me as, well, a bit Kafkaesque, if not a little tragicomedic. For better or worse, the Confederacy has left … Continue reading

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What’s Left When There’s Nothing Left to Unite Us?

The subject of American unity,  raised by Pat Buchanan in his latest and previous columns, has fascinated me for a long time, as many of my readers have surmised by now. More than a century ago in the decades following … Continue reading

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A Southerner’s Brief, Eclectic Guide to Abraham Lincoln

I recently happened across a review of a new book regarding the factors that ultimately led to the Civil War. Honestly, I don’t make Lincoln out to be quite the bugbear others do. Before the outbreak of the Civil War, he was … Continue reading

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A Divided Mind about Our Nation of Two Mindsets

There is a ring of truth to Lois Lerner’s observation, posted to a friend in an e-mail exchange, that Lincoln should have let the South go in 1861 because the North and South really are of two mindsets. Lerner’s observation … Continue reading

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