The South Will Survive

It was admirable of South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from its State House grounds. The act represented the will of the majority and was carried out with all due ceremony. Even the spokesman for the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans promised to accept the removal “graciously.” But it’s touched off [Read More...]

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Rachel Dolezal, John Howard Griffin and the Dangers of Race-Changing

“Pray God,” wrote T.E. Lawrence in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, “that men reading this story will not, for the love of the glamour of strangeness, go out to prostitute themselves and their talents in serving another race.” By this, Lawrence didn’t mean that people should serve only their own races. He meant that serving another [Read More...]

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Adventures in Acedia

It would begin in April, when the stiff winds first mellowed into a breeze and blue sky first began pushing breaches in the cloud banks. I’d be in class, trying to focus while some tenured mummy droned charmlessly on, when all of a sudden, through the window would slip the essence of springtime. One caress [Read More...]

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