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*****p> I have never shed a tear over the Civil War…until now. br> — Deborah Barton br> Waxhaw, North Carolina /p>
I am grateful, and by total coincidence, just met a whole bunch of young people from Waxhaw at UNC this week. Best, Ben
Mr. Stein, I am an admirer of yours, especially when you appear on Fox News discussing the stock market. But, I came across your article “Preserving the Civil War” and I have a question for you. You mentioned Lee’s Lieutenants and it caught my attention. I have a journal, written during the Civil War by a relative of mine. I have often wondered where I could put this journal to the best use, since it would be better in a museum or other place of importance than in my closet.
This relative was a 1st Lieutenant, and in 1865 was discharged, or so he wrote in his journal. The writing is very hard for me to read and/or difficult for me to translate due to the different words used during that time. I have not put the amount of time into reading the journals that is required, but hope to some day.p>I am writing you because of your interest in this subject and I thought you might have some suggestions as to a few good places to donate these journals, not to mention what the value of them might be. Would appreciate it very much. Thank you br> — Pat A /p>
This is a great letter. May I suggest Civil War Times, a great magazine about the Civil War, or else America’s Civil War. Both have websites. They are always looking for journals of the day. Many, many thanks, Ben
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online