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The Strange Case of Confederate Cool

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For progressives, there are two Confederacies: the benign, hip mythology that channels counterculture defiance and that has been conveniently cleansed of slavery and secession, and the pernicious sort that imputes racism to its supposedly white-trash adherents. In other words, all Confederate romantics are bad, but some are not so bad after all.

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