Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds wrote:
I've never understood the romanticization of the Confederacy. It didn't last very long, it was horribly run and governed, it accomplished nothing but disaster and defeat, and it existed in the service of a horrible cause.
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One suspects that for a certain sort of infantile mind, pro-Confederacy statements provide the same sort of thrilling sense of nonconformity that Marxism has provided. This, I guess, explains the weird strain of pro-Confederate sympathy that one finds among a certain segment of libertarians.
Maybe he read my recent post about the Civil War and slavery, and was inspired by it.
And I agree, it's a very weird strain of libertarianism that would glorify the Confederacy.