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Gods and Generals

Mac Owens’ long piece on the movie is but a reason to re-consider how the Civil War is portrayed in the American imagination, movies, and scholarship. This is a comprehensive and thoughtful treatise, and it not only reads well, but is true. Sit back with the best coffee your money can buy, and contemplate the fate of the most interesting nation in history, think of the statesmanship involved in all, let the valor and grit of it seep into your heart, and be grateful that you are an American.   

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Having suffered through "Gods and Generals" (from a cinematic standpoint, it is an almost unwatchable, not to mention unnecessary, film) last weekend, I really enjoyed Mr. Owens’ commentary.

His analysis of the film’s treatment of the "Blue-Gray reconciliationist" view was right on target, and is supported by the fact that the film’s only "villains" were the Confederate deserters.

Wow! Three cups of really good coffee! This old Marine and Lost Cause apostate is truly honored.

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