09 Jun 2011

Mindbombs from the Moldbug

, , , ,


Charles Francis Adams, Jr. (center) with other officers of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, 1864

The loquacious yet always gnomic Mencius Moldbug today served up a series of summer reading recommendations apparently intended to put the reader in a Mid-19th Century frame of mind.

Moldbug’s enticing reading list features political thought, travel accounts of Antebellum America, and some selections sympathetic to the perspective of the Confederacy.

I immediately perused (former Union officer) Charles Francis Adams Jr.’s 1902 defense of Robert E. Lee, Shall Cromwell Have a Statue? with much enjoyment.

Readers would be well-advised to try reading some (or all) of Moldbug’s selections.

Hat tip to Tim of Angle.

StumbleUpon.com
One Feedback on "Mindbombs from the Moldbug"

ThomasS

I note the speech, in discussing the justice of the South’s reasoning toward succession, never actually uses the words of the Constitution itself as either a defense or a rebutal, but simply relies upon the fact that the North blugeoned the South into submission.

This the logic of the knife, a variant of the logical fallacy “Argument from Authority.” Its funny how this is always see to come from the side of the winner, who never sees its lack of force.



Comments

Please Leave a Comment!




Please note: Comments may be moderated. It may take a while for them to show on the page.












Feeds
Entries (RSS)
Comments (RSS)
Feed Shark