Tuesday, April 12, 2011

So Much for One Nation, Indivisible

I’ll probably address this aspect of history further, as the year rolls on. But for now, let me just note that today marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of America’s bloody Civil War. The Philadelphia Inquirer offers a succinct remembrance of this occasion. Meanwhile, both Steve Benen of The Washington Monthly and MyDD’s Charles Lemos wonder at a new CNN poll showing that issues related to that long-ago conflict “still divide the public.”


Barbara said...

What bothers me is that so many people don't know what the war was about or much of anything about it. Maybe that's because I'm a historian, but you'd think teachers would see that students learned about one of the most important episodes in our history.

Chicago buy songs said...

That's why we are a free nation. Each one of us is entitled to his/her own opinion. And, that's also what's dividing this great nation of ours in the remembrance of a major historical event that is not really being commemorated compared to other historical events.