This pithy and accurate observation of , one of the US's preeminent Civil War historians
David Blight with the essential point: “Democracy has to be sustained by the same will to power that can destroy it.” Republicans: The New Confederacy | by David W. Blight | The New York Review of Books
Only a lazier, softer, whinier Confederacy.
2/ commanding the labor of “four million African slaves” in the service of civilization. That “nation” faced colossal defeat four years later; a similar political fate may yet befall a Republican party unhinged by today’s world.'