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 Posted: Sun Jan 30th, 2011 02:52 am
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I wonder if some of the current animosity directed toward the North in the Civil War is exacerbated because of many people's current feeling of Federal government overreach? I guess that is a clumsy way of saying that I think many, many people (of all political stripes) see history as a way to justify their current social and political beliefs. I think when that happens we stray away from the true goal of history, which (in my opinion) is to shed light on where humanity comes from--not as a guide to the future, but as a memory is to a human being.

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