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How the South Skews America – Michael Lind – POLITICO Magazine

In practice, however, much of what sets the United States apart from other countries today is actually Southern exceptionalism. The United States would be much less exceptional in general, and in particular more like other English-speaking democracies such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were it not for the effects on U.S. politics and culture of the American South.

I don’t mean this in a good way. A lot of the traits that make the United States exceptional these days are undesirable, like higher violence and less social mobility. Many of these differences can be attributed largely to the South.

How the South Skews America – Michael Lind – POLITICO Magazine

I saw a woman at Dallas-Fort Worth International yesterday wearing a shirt with the outline of Texas and the word “Secede” on it.

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Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong. – The Washington Post

Teaching or implying that the Confederate states seceded for states’ rights is not accurate history. It is white, Confederate-apologist history.

Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong. – The Washington Post