Tag Archives: Confederate statues

Tate’s Dangerous Ode to the Confederacy

I find odes to the Confederate dead (such at that written by Allen Tate) more dangerous even than Confederate statues.

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Poetry Was Used to Bolster the Lost Cause

When the Silent Sam statue was erected in 1913, a speech associated it with defending white womanhood and quoted Tennyson.

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Murakami Explains Lure of Fascism

Murakami’s “Wild Sheep Chase” helps explain why young men are drawn to fascism, as we saw in Charlottesville.

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Do You Believe in the Great White Race?

There’s a marked contrast between the nobility people claim for the Confederate statues and the young men swarming around them. Langston Hughes understood the contrast in his darkly humorous “Ku Klux.”

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