Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Disease in the Public mind – Part 2

In 1859, then President James Buchanan called the rise in hostility between the North and the South “an incurable disease in the public mind”.  Historian Thomas Flemming took that to mean that the Civil War was becoming inevitable even though … Continue reading

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The Confederate Flag – A disease in the Public Mind?

On the grounds of a hotel in western North Carolina where we like to visit, there is a plaque to a Plantation owner who was from that area.  It says he was the largest slave owner in the South before … Continue reading

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The Greek Debacle

The headlines in the last week or ten days have covered the ongoing situation in Greece which now seems to be coming to a head.  What will happen?  Will Greece leave the Euro and go back to its own currency? … Continue reading

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