Submitted by leah on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 4:48pm
In November of 2006, Bill Moyers was asked to give the Sol Feinstone Lecture on The Meaning of Freedom, an endowed serial event for the men and women cadets of West Point.
It is an amazing speech to read, and it should warm the hearts of all liberals that West Pointers are being exposed to material like that Bill Moyers chose to honor them with. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Sun, 05/25/2008 - 11:55pm
Ladies and gentlemen and others, a moment of your time, please, in memory of one man who died at 22 -- and whose story stands for unnumbered others.
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Submitted by MJS on Mon, 05/28/2007 - 2:16pm
Image of music and lyrics from the electronic edition of
http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/allen/allen.html">Slave Songs of the United States.
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Mon, 05/28/2007 - 11:07am
The standard accepted "ending date" for the Civil War is April 9, 1865, the day the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.
It didn't end there, of course. The immediate postwar period had the chaos that follows all such massive conflict and major change; such periods are imbued with even more of the "we're making this up as we go along" quality as all of history does. Decisions made in such times can set the course of all time to come. Read below the fold...
Submitted by leah on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 4:19pm
What to remember, what to memorialize, who to thank, and for what, including the making of war?
Xan rightly spends time trying to imagine the unimaginable agony of civilian victims of a military atrocity; read it here and weep.
In this war, we can be grateful that attempts to portray dissidents about war policy as undermining our troops, unAmerican, and desirous of an American defeat haven't worked. Read below the fold...