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The New Blue Confederacy

The people are voting with their U-Hauls. We think the Old South lost the Civil War—but did

it in the end? That is, did the Union win the short-term battle to abolish slavery and save the Union, but lose the long-term war of ideas and values by adopting the very ethos of the long-defeated—even as vanquished Southerners reformed and gradually embraced the visions of the victors that the Northerners themselves would eventually reject?

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