Yglesias

Why Not “Civil War History Month”?

CREDIT:

I’ve got a Daily Beast column about the odd neo-Confederate revival in GOP circles.

(cc photo by rvaphotodude)

(cc photo by rvaphotodude)

It occurs to me that basically everyone’s legitimate concerns on this subject could be easily taken care of by having Virginia (or whichever state) proclaim a “Civil War History Month” in which we could acknowledge the valor and whatnot demonstrated by everyone and also say we’re glad to be one country and not have slavery anymore. Could be fun, even—the Civil War Era is interesting. Check out David Blight’s lectures available for free courtesy of Yale if you don’t believe me.