Category Archives: Cival War Again

The War for the Soul of America

Duke University was a pleasant enough place in the early seventies – they called it the Harvard of the South and those ivy-covered gothic buildings did give the campus that sort of feel. Durham was fine too – a sleepy … Continue reading

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Strange Times Indeed

Every generation probably has this sense that they live in strange times indeed – what is happening around them is nothing like whatever happened before – everything is unprecedented. That was said a lot in the sixties, perhaps for good … Continue reading

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Henry Clay is Dead

Ah, it’s a feature here that no one really notices – right up there up top, in the menu – each Sunday there’s a new collection of pithy and amusing quotes – for those who don’t care for the long … Continue reading

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The Old Dominion

Virginia’s state nickname “The Old Dominion” came from King Charles II of England – because the folks in the colony remained loyal to the crown during the English Civil War. His father – Charles I – had been beheaded by … Continue reading

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