I stumbled upon this haunting echo of the Old South while driving the back roads near Starr, S.C.Continue reading
What marks the legacy of a man? Is it his achievements? His words? Or is it his history, his heritage, his associations? These questions get to the heart of the debate over the legacy of many a Southern man … including German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.Continue reading
In researching quotes by the late rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, we found the man was eminently quotable. Rather than keeping those to ourselves, we’ll keep them coming for the rest of the week.
A leading proponent of human space exploration might seem an odd advocate for the existence of God. As in many other arenas, Wernher von Braun defied common expectations…Continue reading
Twanglish Lesson is your bi-weekly guide to the Southern Language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.
It’s Civil War week on RSM. But before we can have a proper discussion of the Civil War and its myriad complexities, we’ve got to master the lingo.
Today’s Real Southern Quote comes to us from the pages of the war memoirs of Admiral Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama. It deals with nothing less than the fundamental nature of sailors.
What can we say? Stereotypes exist for a reason…Continue reading
I have discovered perhaps the coolest iPad app yet: The Civil War Today from History. (You know, the network formerly known as The History Channel that now runs more programs about the present than about history? Yeah, that one.) Presented as a daily 19th Century newspaper, The Civil War today brings new articles, photos and […]Continue reading