Lord Revan wrote:Isolder74 wrote:And good riddance!
It's good this thread can now get back on topic.
hadn't we come conclution about that ages ago but jonesey threw a tantrum because we concluded that CSA was just as much if not more so to blame for the Civil War as the Union was.
Much more so, in fact. Though in fairness to him he wasn't overtly defending the Confederacy; just making the argument that they weren't uniquely evil. That argument is sustainable (though he didn't pick particularly good examples), but it's not at all relevant to the thread topic. I was more annoyed that he wasn't at all addressing the topic of the thread, or the essay that I've put a great deal of work into that started it.
Though at any rate, before he butted in, this thread had been dead for months. There's nothing to do but retread what was already said in the first four pages at this point, so I'm content to let it lie. I should soon have a new essay up in any case; I'm working on one concerning the antebellum South's role in the election of 1860, tentatively titled "Whom the Gods Would Destroy."