Reckonin readers should be aware that our Webmaster, Anne Wilson Smith, has just published an important book, Charlottesville Untold. It is a thoroughly researched and well-written account of what really happened at the famous Charlottesville event of August 2017. Contrary to the media’s made-up story and the politicians’ bandwagon comments, it was not a “deadly white supremacist riot.” It was a classic exercise of anarcho-tyranny in which city and state officials conspired with violent leftist mobs to prevent people who had come to honour General Lee’s monument from assembling and speaking. It in some ways it anticipated January 6, except in this case it was a direct suppression of free speech. The book is available at amazon and other places. The work has already attracted considerable favourable attention and the author has been interviewed on Dissident Mama and Conversation that Matter. Our webmaster has previously published a children’s book on Robert E. Lee.
It is perhaps worth noting that we Southerners are not totally defamed and excluded everywhere. Brit superstar Daniel Craig (the latest 007) in a recent film, “Knives Out,” plays his part with a cultured Southern accent. He is a highly intelligent lead character and does the accent pretty well. There seems no particular reason for the admirable character to be a Southerner.
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews