Confederacy And Dunces

1 comment October 31st, 2008at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Regnery’s latest book (by its own executive editor, no less) is all about how the Confederacy was Teh Awesome and totally misunderstood:

The politically correct history that dominates our schools and universities today insists that Jefferson Davis was another Hitler, Robert E. Lee was the equivalent of Rommel, and the Confederate States of America was our own little version of the Third Reich — a blot on American history. But reality, as always, was different: the Old South, as H. W. Crocker III explains in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, had immense charm, grace and merit — and a very strong Constitutional case. This book is a joyful myth-busting rebel yell that shatters today’s Leftist and demeaning stereotypes about the South and the Civil War — and shows why, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, “America and the whole world is crying out for the spirit of the Old South.

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This is the Politically Incorrect Guide that every Civil War buff and Southern partisan — and everyone who is tired of liberal self-hatred that vilifies America’s greatest heroes — will have to have on his bookshelf, in his classroom, and under his Christmas tree.

Fantastic.  The basic premise appears to be that the South was more anti-slavery and less racist than the North.  Which seems a bit odd, since THEY WERE THE ONES WITH THE SLAVES.

(h/t Gavin)

Entry Filed under: Books,Racism,Republicans,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Carinthium  |  February 28th, 2009 at 6:26 am

    As I understand it, the premise is not that the South was more anti-slavery and less racist then the North, but (at the minimum), that under the Constitution they had a very good case for secession.


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