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13 June 2020


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Someone asked a few days ago for a bibliography on the CW/WBS. I suggest that those systemically ignorant of that pivotal period in US history read "The Civil War, a Narrative" in 3 volumes. author Shelby Foote. He was a novelist and thus wrote something that can
actually be read comfortably. He was Walker Percy's bestest friend. I heard the philosopher Mark Levin say today that the majority of Americans despise the men whose statues are being s--t on now. I pity those who despise them. Hate them? Maybe, on the basis of sectional and cultural animosity, but despise them? If you do despise them, you know nothing about them. In spite of the madness that has overcome my country, I have a duty to defend the truth about that war and what it was about and those men. Lee said that "duty is the most sublime word in the English language." I agree, so bring it on, but prepare yourself for a rhetorical struggle by learning before you argue with me. If you want to start by calling them traitors you should contemplate that word in the context of the constitution then and now. There is nothing in the constitution that claims the union of the states is indissoluble, and men like Lee successfully resigned from US Service before they followed their states out of the union. So, bring it on.

Babak makkinejad

Gone With the Wind is a sympathetic portrait of South during the War Between the States.

I learnt a lot from Margaret Mitchell.


“I suggest that those systemically ignorant of that pivotal period in US history read "The Civil War, a Narrative" in 3 volumes. author Shelby Foote.”


I am willing to bet that less than 1% of our fellow citizens have read about and understand the complexities and nuances that led to the war.

The knowledge of the majority of Americans are mostly headlines. In my experience most believe the war was about the South insisting they retain slavery and St. Lincoln fought to emancipate. And won. Good triumphed over evil in the perfect Hollywood plot.

My grandpa took his family and emigrated out west from Louisiana before the war. My grandparents missed the crawfish and the bayou. I recall as a young boy going to Lafayette with them.



You do excellent work sir.

Walter Lang


I see that Ziolib choir boy Jake Tapper pronounced yesterday that RE Lee & co. were contemptible Racist Traitor Losers. Ah, if only Jakey boy and his pals had been around back then to face Uncle Bob and his boys. Lincoln told Grant that "you do not know war until you have met them." Ah, but then Tapper would probably not have fought.

English Outsider

It's a superb site, Colonel, but I suspect that's at the cost of you sitting at the computer for hours every day weeding out rubbish. I'd miss the comment section very much but not if that were the price of keeping the site going.

English Outsider

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