Religious Tyranny

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause"

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 22:30

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy.

Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:20

A century and a half after the conclusion of the Civil War, the legacy of the Confederate States of America continues to influence national politics in profound ways. Drawing on magazines such as Southern Partisan and publications from the secessionist organization League of the South, as well as DixieNet and additional newsletters and websites, Neo-Confederacy probes the veneer of this movement to reveal goals far more extensive than a mere celebration of ancestry.

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 00:12

"Sam Harris cranks out blunt, hard-hitting chapters to make his case for why faith itself is the most dangerous element of modern life. And if the devil's in the details, then you'll find Satan waiting at the back of the book in the very substantial notes section where Harris saves his more esoteric discussions to avoid sidetracking the urgency of his message.