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Isabel Paterson, New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review 7, October 5, 1947, 18.
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David T. Beito - 7/23/2006
Sorry for the delay but I was at a conference which kept me busy.
She was discussing slavery. The book under review was Allen Tate, ed., A Southern Vanguard, a collection of essays.
I'm glad you called this to my attention because I hadn't noticed that one of the essays was by none other than Marshall McLuhan. The essays praised the pre-Civil War South as humanistic and traditional and criticized the North as commercial.
Basically, Paterson was arguing, contra the essays, that the slavery was "commercial," albeit in a perverse way.
Mark Brady - 7/20/2006
What was Isabel Paterson talking about? And what book(s) was she reviewing?
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