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  • Originally published 07/03/2015

    The Persistence of Myth in Southern Politics and Life

    Ron Briley

    The notion that the Civil War and Reconstruction were foisted upon a defenseless South by a tyrannical central government retains considerable influence in a Southern ideology of persecution.

  • Originally published 06/23/2015

    Terrorism in Charleston

    Jelani Cobb

    Beneath this philological fracas lay a truth evident to political speechwriters, eulogists, and news anchors: in times of tragedy, language matters.

  • Originally published 06/22/2015

    Faith in Charleston

    Steve Estes

    The complex history of religion in Charleston serves as both a cautionary tale and a reason for hope.