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    NeverThere, NearlySomebody

    So many things, once you look into them, turn out to be far less clear cut than we thought.

    How many people know that before the Civil War there were many Southerner counties that voted again succession? And that even when the war started there were counties in the Deep South that refused to participate? (After the war got up and running it was tougher to stand apart and most of them joined the CSA then.)

    Not only do we always turn up subtle differences in beliefs among the participants, but sometimes the differences are dramatic. That's true of every historical incident I've ever read about. Even the distortions of a movie sometimes make that clear (see "Lincoln").

    Stuff has to be simplified for students early in their school years. As they grow older more information is added. That extra stuff sometimes upsets some of the folks at home who never attended college because they hear all the new info the kids bring home, some of it not very flattering, and think sending them to college wasn't such a good idea. This broadening of the information base often creates Liberals, which also makes some of the folks nervous.

    A Southerner in Yankeeland

    To save your life read "Pity The Billionaire" by Thomas Frank, and "Winner-Take-All-Politics" by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson. Then read more books.

    by A Southerner in Yankeeland on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:19:34 AM PDT

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