Welcome to the new Civil War

Pat Cunningham

The American Civil War of a century ago has never completely faded into history.

It might even be said, as Andrew O’Hehir argues HERE, that the old Civil War has morphed into a new one:

The new Civil War is not entirely or even principally about race, although there’s no mistaking its pernicious racial component. Even making allowances for Bobby Jindal and Allen West, the neo-Confederate forces are perhaps 99 percent white, in a nation whose fastest-growing demographic groups are neither white nor black. While the issues of the new Civil War are contemporary, its rhetoric is ancient and ...

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