Category Archives: Southern Culture

Irrational behavior – Confederaphobia

It’s a fearful time in America—and the only thing we have to fear is the leftist revolutionaries who have created chaos within our cultural values. David Kupelian in his 2015 book, The Snapping of the American Mind exposes “both the … Continue reading

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Most threatened Southern historic sites

A recent article in the Wilmington, North Carolina StarNews online (Link below) promotes saving several historic buildings and structures in this area, but it ignored threats to the more important sites in Southern American history: the many locations and monuments … Continue reading

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History of the Wilmington “Star” newspaper

I love American history and because I’ve been resident in North Carolina for over 20 years, I am especially interested in the history of this State and, particularly, the Wilmington area. Periodically, I find information–often little known– about people and … Continue reading

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Progressives’ hatred for the American South

Progressives hate the South. They angrily denounce the historically conservative nature of Southerners and persist in tying Southern culture only to slavery. “The slavery-saddled South…brutally productive slave economy…Deep South…a vast slave-labor camp.” One recent commentator shows bitter resentment that “the … Continue reading

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The illusion of loving the unlovable.

Based on the inexcusable, inexplicable murders of church goers in Charleston, South Carolina by a deranged young white maniac, racial activists, seeing another opportunity to stir up the bubbling racial pot, and spread their seething hatred of all things Southern, … Continue reading

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Disunion in America and the Southern confederacy

The late Richard M. Weaver, “now widely recognized as one of the most original and perceptive interpreters of Southern culture and letters, one of the century’s leading rhetorical theorists, and a founder of American conservatism,” crafted many essays still relevant … Continue reading

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Historians discuss Southern identities

Recently, a local Wilmington, North Carolina historian, Bernhard Thuersam, and I attended an unusual conference of scholars at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia—I say unusual because it’s rare these days for American academics to gather for discussions of Southern traditions, … Continue reading

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