Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Splitting a Nation

This isn’t a history blog, so I won’t address the issue at length. But I would be remiss were I not to at least note that today marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of America’s bloody Civil War. The Philadelphia Inquirer offers a succinct remembrance of this occasion. Meanwhile, both Steve Benen of The Washington Monthly and MyDD’s Charles Lemos wonder at a new CNN poll showing that issues related to that long-ago conflict “still divide the public.”

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Explain to me why reenactments still take place. Can it be about anything other than the wish that slavery still made the South great? Shouldn't the victors celebrate the struggle?