Tag Archives: Lost Cause of the Confederacy

Kelly’s Heroes

The Civil War is over, the South lost, and Slate’s Aisha Harris can prove it: The same night that Tiki torch–bearing white supremacists rallied around a Confederate monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1,500 moviegoers at Memphis, Tennessee’s Orpheum Theatre came out … Continue reading

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Designed to Fail

Life always gets the best of even the best of us, so do what’s right, even if it’s hopeless, or maybe because it is hopeless. Like Don Quixote, you’ll lose everything – everyone always does – but you’ll save your … Continue reading

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The Next Lost Cause

In classical music they call them the old warhorses – the pieces that please the crowds and bore the musicians to tears – the 1812 Overture, Ravel’s Bolero, Bizet’s Carmen Suite and that sort of thing. And in musical theater … Continue reading

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That Flag

The map is not the territory. The symbol is not the thing. Alfred Korzybski said so – and this is not a pipe – so don’t get confused. And the Confederate flag is just a flag. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. … Continue reading

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The Man from Meridian

Northerners don’t do well in the South, but then, how bad could it be? College had eventually gone well, and fellowship money being offered was good, and the new draft lottery meant it wouldn’t be two or three years of … Continue reading

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