J.L. Wall explores the duality of Atticus Finch as portrayed in both the newly-released Go Set A Watchman and the classic To Kill A Mockingbird.
Some folks never disappoint, or always do, depending on your perspective.
The South is so obsessed with one short, horrible moment in its past that it continues to limit the inclusiveness of its future.
Cinderella story? Hardly! This was destiny.
I encourage everyone to read this fantastic New York Times article on how competing regional and ethnic mythologies contributed to The Civil War. No surprise here: The Yankees started it!
I’ve never understood the appeal of Confederate nostalgia to libertarians. No matter how enamored you are with states’ rights, subsidiarity and all the rest, it seems to me that institutionalized chattel slavery is a greater affront to personal liberty than pretty much anything else. But if you’re still not convinced that the antebellum South wasn’t…
Isaac Chotiner says a lot of what needs to be said about Malcolm Gladwell’s latest strained analogy-cum-article on To Kill a Mockingbird and the Jim Crow South. As best I can tell, Gladwell’s argument – that the genteel liberalism of men like Atticus Finch helped perpetuate Jim Crow – rests on the colorful biography of…