With today’s anniversary of Appomattox, I wanted to link back to this post from almost two years ago. I discussed a simple fact about the aftermath of the Civil War: The North, which is to say, the United States bought the South’s acquiescence into reabsorption into the federal union by ceding the battle for historical memory, nostalgia and valor to the South. The Union bought a seemingly permanent regional peace by abandoning the freedmen of the South and going along with a concocted story about superior Southern valor.
|September 28, 2021 12:49 p.m.
I think this is just too rich for the White House’s blood. But I can’t imagine the ‘moderates’ and others…
|September 28, 2021 11:31 a.m.
We’re seeing a lot of talk about the decoupling of the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation bill. Let’s start by…
|September 28, 2021 10:41 a.m.
We’re puzzling over Nancy Pelosi’s apparent decoupling of the bipartisan infrastructure bill from the reconciliation bill. What’s it mean? Does…