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Deconstructing Miss Dixie
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Deconstructing Miss Dixie

College-football season has begun again in the South.  Here in Alabama, football is more like a religion than a sport.  Having both attended and taught at The University of Alabama from the 1970’s through the 1990’s, I was at ground

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Taking Down the Fiddle

The 75th anniversary of the publication of I’ll Take My Stand ought to cause traditionalist Southerners and other Americans to look closely not only at the current state of our society but at their own personal spheres of community, family,

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Whose Security?

Several years ago, when the summer blockbuster Independence Day came out, I was told that audiences cheered the part where alien spacecraft destroyed such Washington, D.C., landmarks as the U.S. Capitol and the White House.  At least some Americans know

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Lessons from Montgomery

At 11:30 A.M. (CST) on Thursday, November 13, 2003, Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was removed from office, and the will of the people of the sovereign state of Alabama was thwarted by a unanimous vote

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The Kosovo Standard

The “Kosovo Standard” may be the unseen danger in the U.S./NATO military intervention in support of the KLA and, presumably, in favor of their political ambitions. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart has confessed that the alliance is fighting for the

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The League Replies

Dr. Samuel Francis describes secession as an “infantile disorder” and casts The League of the South in the role of Margaret Mitchell’s impetuous Stuart Tarleton in contrast to the part he imagines he is playing—the cool, rational Rhett Butler. But

Celtic Justice
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Celtic Justice

        “For any displeasure, that they apprehend to be done unto them by their neighbours, they take up a plain field against him, and (without respect to God, King, or commonweal) bang it out bravely, he and all his kin, against

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A Southern Tradition

A southern tradition ended on August 19, when Beth Anne Hogan, a 17-year-old ponytailed blonde from Junction City, Oregon, signed the Virginia Military Institute’s matriculation book. With help from Janet Reno’s Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court, Miss Hogan

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This Dog Won’t Hunt

Judge Roy Moore of Etowah County, Alabama, was sued by the ACLU and something called the Alabama Freethought Association (Unitarian-Universalists, I believe they are) back in 1995 for displaying the Ten Commandments on his courtroom wall and for beginning each

Honor, Violence, and Civilization
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Honor, Violence, and Civilization

For evidence that academics miss the obvious, look no further than the 1996 study by two Midwestern psychologists on the proclivity of white Southern males to resort to violence when their honor is challenged. What a surprise!

Psychologists Richard Nisbett

The Lincoln Legacy
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The Lincoln Legacy

“If the general government should persist in the measures now threatened, there must be war. It is painful to discover with what unconcern they speak of war, and threaten it. They seem not to know what its horrors are.”
—Stonewall

The South and the New Reconstruction
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The South and the New Reconstruction

Atlanta, the self-styled “capital of the New South” and the host of the annual debauchery known as “Freaknik,” was a natural to host the 1996 Olympics. The quadrennial event has become a giant block party to celebrate the smiley-face aspects

Tar and Feathering the South
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Tar and Feathering the South

Demonization as a political and social stratagem knows no temporal or geographical bounds; it is a ploy as old as civilization itself. The objective of the game is to dehumanize an opponent (an individual or a group) in order to

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The Good Kennedys

The Kennedys are an American institution. No, not the Massachusetts rabble, but the Louisiana Kennedys, James Ronald (of Mandeville) and Walter Donald (of Simsboro), self-described “Scotch-Irish crackers” and authors of The South Was Right! and Why Not Freedom! America’s Revolt

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Judge Roy Moore vs. the ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Roy S. Moore, the Etowah County (Alabama) Circuit Judge, for having the Ten Commandments on the wall of his courtroom and for beginning each session with a prayer, on the usual grounds that

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Angry White Males

Braveheart
Produced by Mel Gibson
Directed by Mel Gibson
Screenplay by Randall Wallace
Released by Paramount Pictures

In recent films, “angry white males” are generally portrayed as psychopaths, and it is, therefore, almost astonishing that even a good conservative like

Scots Nationalism, Yesterday and Today
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Scots Nationalism, Yesterday and Today

“If you were to judge as I do, you would not readily place your neck under a foreign yoke.”
—William Wallace

As we approach the millennium, Celtic nationalism threatens to rip apart the United Kingdom. After nearly 250 years of

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The South’s Threatened Future

Michael Westerman’s memorial service was held on March 4, appropriately enough on Confederate Flag Day. My friend and fellow Southern Leaguer, Jack Kershaw, and I arrived shortly before noon at the designated meeting-place in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville

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Exercising Our Rights

The murder of Michael Westerman, age 19, of Elkton, Kentucky, allegedly by four young black males, should alarm anyone who publicly displays pride in his Southern heritage. Westerman, the father of infant twins, was gunned down as he drove with

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Well-Regulated Militia

Last June, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, loosed a posse of some 700 well-armed and irate citizens to win back control of the streets and parking lots of Phoenix from the local goons. The sheriff’s pronouncement, “We’re going