Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deconstructing the War Between the States

"If Tocqueville was right about the tyranny of opinion in the United States, it is certainly in the area of Civil War interpretation," writes Stephen M. Klugewicz, Ph.D. — “A Primer for Reconstructed Yankees”. Tolle, lege.

"It is not an easy thing for a patriot to examine critically one’s dearest beliefs about one’s country and its history, and it is even harder to accept inconvenient, shattering truths when one finally sees them—to find that one’s civic religion is a sham, one’s gods really villains."

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