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Why Did the South Secede?

The narrative that has arisen in the post-Civil War era that slavery was not the sole issue upon which southern secession and the war was based arose from southern revisionist historians seeking to justify their “Lost Cause.”  The inescapable truth is that the South seceded solely over the issue of slavery. Continue reading

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The Misunderstood Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia is a compelling, but often tragically misunderstood, historical figure. Continue reading

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I’ll Take My History Films Half-Baked

How important is accuracy in historical films?  I guess that depends on who you ask.  I personally don’t mind if my historical films have only half-baked truths in them.  Allow me to explain. Continue reading

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My Top Five Star Wars Characters

In honor of Star Wars Day (whose oft repeated singular catchphrase of “May the 4th be with you” makes us all sound a little like Mike Tyson), I’m going to list my top five favorite Star Wars characters, and what they have taught me. Continue reading

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Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?

Livingstone never saw the unparalleled influence that his convert had in Africa when it came to the spread of Christianity. Continue reading

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Where Are the Fathers?

Tyler Goodson and Ethan Couch, separated by class, privilege, financial status, and location, share an incredibly tragic trait. Both of them lack guidance. Continue reading

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Stuff I Learned While Watching Bad Movies

On occasion, I enjoy watching bad movies.  Not bad movies as in, “this shoddy blockbuster with a thin plot and underdeveloped characters”, but bad movies as in, “this terrible monstrosity with an incomprehensible plot, dialogue that was written by twelve … Continue reading

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