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 Posted: Mon Mar 30th, 2009 02:42 am
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Doc C

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A quote from from W.E.B. Du Bois, referring to Lincoln but imho also can be applied to Lee as well, seems appropriate concerning the last couple of posts "As sinners, we like to imagine righteousness in our heroes. As a result, when a great man dies, we begin to whitewash him, and remember only the fine and brave and good. We slur over and explain away his inconsistencies until there appears before us, not the real man but the myth - immense, perfect, cold and dead." "I love him (Lincoln) not because he was perfect but because he was not and yet triumphed."

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