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Brion McClanahan

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Podcast Episode 340

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Jan 16-20, 2023 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King, Southern Conservatism, Stonewall Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Southern Politics, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-340?si=0812eef19c48426abf09878d6c2c170d&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
January 21, 2023
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Podcast Episode 339

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 9-13, 2023 Topics: The War, Southern Culture, Southern Music, Southern Tradition, Southern Art https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-339
Brion McClanahan
January 14, 2023
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Podcast Episode 338

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 2-6, 2023 Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln Myth, Southern Tradition, Southern Literature, Southern Music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-338
Brion McClanahan
January 7, 2023
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Podcast Episode 337

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Dec 12-16, 2022 Topics: Southern Culture, Christmas, Thomas Jefferson, Southern History, the War, Cancel Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-337
Brion McClanahan
December 17, 2022
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A Southern Christmas Sampler

If you're like my family, you probably start playing Christmas music as soon as the calendar hits November 1, and you keep it on rotation through the 12 Days of Christmas in January. The classics from the Big Band and post World War II era are staples, but most are written for a distinctively Northern audience. Traditional Christian hymns also…
Brion McClanahan
December 15, 2022
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Podcast Episode 336

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Dec 5-9, 2022 Topics: Southern tradition, the War, Yankees, Northern Studies, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-336?si=2ea5e698490948b6a592c9852c49a0d3&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
December 10, 2022
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Podcast Episode 335

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, November 28 - December 2, 2022 Topics: Southern women, Slavery, Southern History, Louisa McCord, Southern politics, Southern tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-335?si=f0100d99aecc4ea8add54e59a78bb624&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
December 3, 2022
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Podcast Special: Yankee Thanksgiving

Our modern Thanksgiving holiday was born in New England. This may not be news, but the way it became a "national" holiday might surprise you, particularly when you know that the South resisted Thanksgiving precisely because it was a New England holiday created to oppose Christmas. https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/yankee-thanksgiving?si=b42f6782f85a4b29afea1fc3cfe8c7d8&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
November 23, 2022
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Podcast Episode 334

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, November 14-18, 2022 Topics: Confederate Symbols, Southern History, Southern Tradition, Abraham Lincoln, United States Constitution https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-334?si=459be718dbfb4bf9a05a499623b10d01&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
November 19, 2022
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Podcast Episode 333

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute November 7-11, 2022 Topics: Confederate Symbols, Confederate Monuments, Southern Tradition, Southern Politics, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-333?si=d3db5916185f42ef8311082d39c31686&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
November 12, 2022
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Podcast Episode 332

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute October 31 - November 4, 2022 Topics: Southern Tradition, Southern Religion, Southern Literature, Southern Cooking, Southern Culture, Confederate Symbols, War for Southern Independence https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-332?si=1e9c6640c7d44d6dbd7542628340b404&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
November 6, 2022
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Podcast Episode 331

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Oct 24-28, 2022 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern culture, Southern politics, Northern studies https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-331?si=7447380358be43f2a2a0a913b5467374&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
October 29, 2022
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Podcast Episode 330

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Oct 17-21, 2022 Topics: Southern history, Southern symbols, Cancel Culture, Northern Studies https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-330?si=7a20def61ce844e7b6223c88045b1399&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
October 22, 2022
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Podcast Episode 329

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 10-14, 2022 Topics: Southern Political Tradition, Southern History, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-329?si=351d6dcd5a9f4e0abdbf80d637aea947&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
October 15, 2022
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Podcast Episode 328

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 3-7, 2022 Topics: Southern History, Southern Tradition, the War, Sovereignty, Cancel Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-328?si=2c8df96e9b214ac98eca508febafc6b0&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
October 12, 2022
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Podcast Episode 327

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Sept 26-30, 2022 Topics: Southern History, Southern Culture, Cancel Culture, The War, Northern Studies https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-327?si=4e2ebd96dfdb4b6795fa6e7aaadc9072&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
October 1, 2022
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Happy Birthday Senator Sam

Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina was arguably one of the most important political figures of the twentieth century. His commitment to the Constitution and willingness to stare down executive power during the 1973 Watergate hearings place him among the great conservative voices in Senate history. Ervin was first and foremost a Tar Heel. He considered his election to the…
Brion McClanahan
September 27, 2022
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Podcast Episode 326

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 19-23, 2022 Topics: Cancel Culture, Northern Studies, the Constitution, Southern Tradition, Confederate Monuments https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/podcast-episode-326-mp3
Brion McClanahan
September 24, 2022
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Podcast Episode 325

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Sept 12-19, 2022 Topics: Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, Cancel Culture, Southern Politics https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-325
Brion McClanahan
September 17, 2022
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Podcast Episode 324

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 5-9, 2022 Topics: Federalism, United States Constitution, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-324?si=437e52939fb0486e8aa31e53914712a4&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
September 11, 2022
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Calhoun and the 21st Century

In 1957, Senator John F. Kennedy issued a report on the five most important Senators in United States history. He included John C. Calhoun, and while he understood the historical controversy it might create, Kennedy insisted that Calhoun's "masterful" defense "of the rights of a political minority against the dangers of an unchecked majority" and "his profoundly penetrating and original…
Brion McClanahan
September 8, 2022
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Podcast Episode 323

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, August 29 - Sept 2, 2022 Topics: Southern history, Southern tradition, Southern religion https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-323
Brion McClanahan
September 4, 2022
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The 200 Most Important Confederate Books

In 1978, Georgia native Richard Harwell--older brother of the famous baseball broadcaster Ernie Harwell--published In Tall Cotton, a list of the 200 most important Confederate books. He asked fellow Georgian E. Merton Coulter to write the introduction knowing that this list would provide a valuable resource to those seeking to understand both Southern history and the Confederacy. Modern establishment historians…
Brion McClanahan
August 31, 2022
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Podcast Episode 322

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 22-26, 2022 Topics: Southern history, Reconstruction, Confederate monuments, Southern politics, John C. Calhoun https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-322
Brion McClanahan
August 27, 2022
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Podcast Episode 321

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 15-19, 2022 Topics: Southern literature, Southern tradition, Southern culture, Southern politics https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-321?si=6946f8f8370b4e718851ad8f571ec26f&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
August 20, 2022
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Podcast Episode 320

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 8-12, 2022 Topics: Southern history, Reconstruction, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-320?si=fb340de708a248db816dfc49c3f78545&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
August 13, 2022
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Podcast Episode 319

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 1-5, 2022 Topics: Southern History, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-319
Brion McClanahan
August 7, 2022
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Podcast Episode 318

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 25-29, 2022 Topics: Southern history, Southern literature, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-318
Brion McClanahan
July 30, 2022
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Podcast Episode 317

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 11-22, 2022 Topics: Southern Founders, Southern History, Southern Politics, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-317?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
July 23, 2022
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Podcast Episode 316

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 4-8, 2022 Topics: Lincoln, Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-316?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
July 9, 2022
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Podcast Episode 315

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 27-July 1, 2022 Topics: Reconstruction, Southern History, Confederate Symbols https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-315?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
July 2, 2022
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Podcast Episode 314

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 20-24, 2022 Topics: Nullification, Supreme Court, Southern Politics, Reconstruction, 14th Amendment https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-314
Brion McClanahan
June 25, 2022
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Podcast Episode 313

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 13-17-2022 Topics: Slavery, Moonshine, the War, Reconstruction, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-313?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
June 18, 2022
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Podcast Episode 312

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute June 6-10, 2022 Topics: The War, Abraham Lincoln, Confederate Constitution, Southern Film, Slavery, Southern Humor https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-312
Brion McClanahan
June 11, 2022
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Podcast Episode 311

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 30-June 3, 2022 Topics: Southern History, Jefferson Davis, War for Southern Independence, Cancel Culture, John C. Calhoun https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-311?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
June 4, 2022
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Podcast Episode 310

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 23-27, 2022 Topics: United States Constitution, Federalism, Southern Tradition, Reconstruction https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-310?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
May 28, 2022
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Podcast Episode 309

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 16-20, 2022 Topics: Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, the War, Nationalism, Southern Politics https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-309?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
May 21, 2022
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Podcast Episode 308

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 9-13 2022 Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Northern Studies, Slavery, Secession, Civil War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-308/s-O6QI3ZTYJt5?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
May 14, 2022
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Podcast Episode 307

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute May 2-6, 2022 Topics: Southern Politics, Southern Conservatism, Southern Literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-307/s-RQm1hRyONDA?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
May 7, 2022
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Podcast Episode 306

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 25-29, 2022 Topics: Southern Tradition, Confederate History, Articles of Confederation, Southern Family https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-306?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
April 30, 2022
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Did the Confederacy Oppose the Rule of Law?

Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama. Most Americans believe the War and Southern history are synonymous, so much so that to many, the War has come to define the South. If you are reading this post and have followed the Abbeville Institute for any length of time, you know that our mission to "explore what is true and valuable…
Brion McClanahan
April 25, 2022
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Podcast Episode 305

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute April 18-22, 2022 Topics: Southern Politics, Southern Tradition, Secession, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-305?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
April 23, 2022
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Podcast Episode 304

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 11-15, 2022 Topics: the War, Secession, Slavery, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-304?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
April 17, 2022
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Podcast Episode 303

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 4-8, 2022 Topics: Secession, Union, Woke History, Slavery, Southern Literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-303/s-qYnlgLQYJE8?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
April 9, 2022
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Podcast Episode 302

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 21 - April 1, 2022 Topics: American History, Neo-Abolitionism, the War, Woke Culture, Slavery, New South, Reconstruction https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-302/s-gLn42tchtze?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
April 2, 2022
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Podcast Episode 301

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 14-18, 2022 Topics: Southern History, Slavery, Lincoln, the War, Segregation, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-301?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
March 19, 2022
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Podcast Episode 300

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 7-11, 2022 Topics: Southern Tradition, Robert E. Lee, Slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-300?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
March 12, 2022
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Podcast Episode 299

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Feb 28 - March 4, 2022 Topics: Southern humor, Southern literature, Jefferson, Reconstruction, Southern agriculture, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-299?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
March 6, 2022
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Podcast Episode 298

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Feb 21-25, 2022 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern culture, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-298?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
February 26, 2022
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Podcast Episode 297

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, February 14 - 18, 2022 Topics: Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, the War, Reconciliation, Abolitionists https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-297?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
February 19, 2022
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Podcast Episode 296

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, February 7-11, 2022 Topics: Abraham Lincoln, the War, Southern Tradition, Lost Cause https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-296
Brion McClanahan
February 13, 2022
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Podcast Episode 295

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2022 Topics: Reconciliation, Southern Tradition, the Founding https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-295?si=32c56dfc806440239b666087f4ed321d&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Brion McClanahan
February 5, 2022
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Podcast Episode 294

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 24-28. 2022 Topics: Reconciliation, Confederate Monuments, Southern Tradition, Grover Cleveland https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-294
Brion McClanahan
January 30, 2022
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Podcast Episode 293

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 17-21, 2022 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Russell, Wokism, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-293
Brion McClanahan
January 22, 2022
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Podcast Episode 292

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 10-14, 2022 Topics: Slavery, Democracy, the War, Southern History, Northern Studies   https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-292
Brion McClanahan
January 16, 2022
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Podcast Episode 291

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 3-7, 2022 Topics: Southern History, Abraham Lincoln, the War, Reconstruction, Southern Literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-291
Brion McClanahan
January 8, 2022
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Barbarians in the Gates

The barbarians have broken through the gates and are now running rampant through the streets. The opening of the Lee Monument "time capsule"--with one preservationist admitting it wasn't really a time capsule because it was never intended to be opened--and the decision to hand over every Richmond Confederate Monument to groups determined to destroy them are just examples of the…
Brion McClanahan
December 31, 2021
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Podcast Episode 290

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 29-Dec 3, 2021 Topics: Tradition, Southern Politics, Secession, Treason, Southern Education https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-290
Brion McClanahan
December 6, 2021
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Podcast Episode 289

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 22-26, 2021 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Southern Tradition, Southern History, Southern Culture, Thanksgiving https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-289
Brion McClanahan
November 27, 2021
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The Real First Thanksgiving

On Saturday, November 20, MSNBC aired a segment by activist Gyasi Ross comparing Thanksgiving to genocide. "But I'm still trying to find out what indigenous people received of value. Instead of bringing stuffing and biscuits, those settlers brought genocide and violence…” he said. Ross’s ignorance and searing rhetoric contradicts the historical record but nevertheless has been fueled by an educational…
Brion McClanahan
November 24, 2021
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Podcast Episode 288

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 15-19, 2021 Topics: Foreign Policy, Southern Tradition, Southern Symbols, Wokism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-288
Brion McClanahan
November 20, 2021
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Podcast Episode 287

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 8-12, 2021 Topics: Lost Cause, Social Justice, Woke, Northern Studies, Slavery, Monuments https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-287
Brion McClanahan
November 13, 2021
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Podcast Episode 286

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 1-5, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern culture, the War, Cancel Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-286
Brion McClanahan
November 6, 2021
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Podcast Episode 285

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Oct 25-29, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, slavery, Robert E. Lee, John C. Calhoun, Reconstruction, Ulysses S. Grant https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-285
Brion McClanahan
October 30, 2021
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Podcast Episode 284

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, October 18-22, 2021 Topics: Southern Tradition, Southern History, The War, Thomas Jefferson https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-284
Brion McClanahan
October 23, 2021
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Podcast Episode 283

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 11-15, 2021 Topics: Southern Tradition, Southern Politics, Southern Culture, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-283
Brion McClanahan
October 16, 2021
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Podcast Episode 282

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 4-8, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Wokism, Political Correctness, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-282
Brion McClanahan
October 9, 2021
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Podcast Episode 281

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2021 Topics: Confederate monuments, War for Southern Independence, Reconstruction, United States Constitution, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-281  
Brion McClanahan
October 2, 2021
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Podcast Episode 280

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, September 20-24, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern history, Southern monuments, Southern music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-280
Brion McClanahan
September 25, 2021
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Podcast Episode 279

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Sept 13-17, 2021 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Southern Symbols, Woke Culture, Southern Education https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-279
Brion McClanahan
September 18, 2021
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Podcast Episode 278

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Sep 6-10, 2021 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Southern Tradition, Wokism, Southern Music, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-278
Brion McClanahan
September 11, 2021
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Podcast Episode 277

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, August 30 - September 3, 2021 Topics: Southern humor, Southern music, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-277
Brion McClanahan
September 4, 2021
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Podcast Episode 276

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 23-27, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern music, Jefferson Davis. Slavery, Southern religion, the War. https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-276
Brion McClanahan
August 28, 2021
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Podcast Episode 275

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Aug 16-20, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern music, the War, Southern poetry https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-275  
Brion McClanahan
August 21, 2021
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Podcast Episode 274

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 9-13, 2021 Topics: The War, Secession, Southern Culture, Southern Music, Southern Monuments, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-274
Brion McClanahan
August 14, 2021
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Podcast Episode 273

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, August 2-6, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern culture, Southern literature, Southern music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-273
Brion McClanahan
August 7, 2021
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Podcast Episode 272

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute July 26-30, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern culture, Southern music, Secession https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-272
Brion McClanahan
July 31, 2021
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Podcast Episode 271

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 19-23, 2021 Topics: Southern Tradition, Cancel Culture, Southern Politics https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-271
Brion McClanahan
July 24, 2021
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Podcast Episode 270

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 12-16, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Yankees, Southern History, Southern Tradition, Abraham Lincoln https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-270
Brion McClanahan
July 17, 2021
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Podcast Episode 269

The week in review at the Abbeville Institute July 5-9, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, "Lost Cause Myth" https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-269
Brion McClanahan
July 10, 2021
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Podcast Episode 268

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute June 28-July 2, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, The War, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-268
Brion McClanahan
July 3, 2021
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Facebook and Old Glory

Facebook canceled the Abbeville Institute. I was notified on June 10 that the Abbeville Institute Facebook page had been unpublished due to “repeated community standards violations.” Our offenses? We used the image of the Confederate Battle Flag for one post in July 2020 which earned the Institute our first strike. A purely American image that had been the recognized symbol…
Brion McClanahan
June 28, 2021
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Podcast Episode 267

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 21-25, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-267
Brion McClanahan
June 27, 2021
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Podcast Episode 266

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 14-18, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Western Civilization, Abraham Lincoln, Maryland https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/ep-266
Brion McClanahan
June 19, 2021
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Podcast Episode 265

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 7-11, 2021 Topics: Secession, Southern Tradition, Abraham Lincoln, Wokism, Western Civilization https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-265
Brion McClanahan
June 12, 2021
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Podcast Episode 264

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 31 - June 4, 2021 Topics: Secession, Slavery, Southern Music, Yankees https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-264
Brion McClanahan
June 5, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 263

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 24-28, 2021 Topics: Reconstruction, Social Justice, Neoconservatives https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-263
Brion McClanahan
May 29, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 262

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 17-21, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Political Correctness, Academic Establishment, Southern Literature, Southern Culture, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-262
Brion McClanahan
May 22, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 261

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute May 10-14, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Robert E. Lee, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-261
Brion McClanahan
May 15, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 260

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 3-7, 2021 Topics: Southern Politics, Cancel Culture, Southern Religion, Southern Heroes, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-260
Brion McClanahan
May 8, 2021
Blog

Conservative as “Defender of Liberty”

In 1960, the great Southern political philosopher Richard Weaver penned an essay titled “Conservatism and Libertarianism: The Common Ground.” Most people considered Weaver to be a “conservative,” and he accepted the term, but he also thought American conservatives and libertarians had much in common and should work together for a common goal: liberty. The current internal warfare in both conservative…
Brion McClanahan
May 7, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 259

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 26-30. 2021 Topics: Political Correctness, Robert E. Lee, Southern Literature, Confederate Monuments, Memorial Day, Union Monuments https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-259
Brion McClanahan
May 1, 2021
Blog

Twitter Historians Distort History, Again.

Marjorie Taylor Greene forced the political left into an apoplectic rage two weeks ago when they discovered she intended to form an “America First Caucus” based on “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” Clearly, this showed that Representative Greene intended to force “white supremacy” on the rest of the United States. After all, she openly displayed her racism by using the term “Anglo-Saxon.”…
Brion McClanahan
April 29, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 258

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 19-23, 2021 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Cancel Culture, Political Correctness, Agrarianism, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-258
Brion McClanahan
April 24, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 257

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 12-16, 2021 Topics: the War, Robert E. Lee, Southern Heroes, Southern Tradition, John C. Calhoun, Military Bases https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-257
Brion McClanahan
April 17, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 256

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute April 5-9, 2021 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Political Correctness, Woke, Slavery, Secession, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-256
Brion McClanahan
April 10, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 255

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute March 29 - April 2, 2021 Topics: History, John C. Calhoun, Southern Music, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, Woke Social Justice https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-255
Brion McClanahan
April 3, 2021
Blog

John C. Calhoun: American

No American is more vilified than John C. Calhoun. A recent biography has labeled him the American "heretic," and it has become fashionable to blame every political problem in American on this long deceased statesman. Is this true or fair? Calhoun was well respected during his lifetime and served in almost every important position in the United States government. He…
Brion McClanahan
March 30, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 254

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute March 22-26, 2021 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Ty Seidule, Southern Manners, Southern Tradition, Southern Politics, Decentralization https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-254
Brion McClanahan
March 27, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 253

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute March 15-19, 2021 Topics: John C. Calhoun, Woke Politics, Southern Tradition, War Crimes https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-253
Brion McClanahan
March 20, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 252

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute March 8-12, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Yankees, VMI, Civil Rights, Andrew Jackson https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-252
Brion McClanahan
March 13, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 251

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 1-5, 2021 Topics: Cancel Culture, Political Correctness, Southern Tradition, Southern Literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-251
Brion McClanahan
March 6, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 250

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Feb 22-26, 2021 Topics: George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Political Correctness, Southern History, Nullification https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-250
Brion McClanahan
February 27, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 249

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Feb 15-19, 2021 Topics: Southern tradition, Political Correctness, Southern literature, Southern music, Civil War, Southern Politics https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-249
Brion McClanahan
February 20, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 248

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Feb 8-12, 2021 Topics: Southern Politics, Southern Tradition, United States Constitution, John C. Calhoun, Southern Music, Southern Literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-248
Brion McClanahan
February 13, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 247

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Feb 1-5, 2021 Topics: Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-247
Brion McClanahan
February 6, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 246

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 25-29, 2021 Topics: Southern Tradition, Slavery, Southern History, Southern Music, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-246
Brion McClanahan
January 30, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 245

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 11-22, 2021 Topics: Reconciliation, Southern Politics, Southern Culture, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-245
Brion McClanahan
January 23, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 244

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Jan 4-8, 2021 Topics: Political Correctness, Southern Heroes, Southern Tradition, Nationalism, Neoconservatives https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-244
Brion McClanahan
January 9, 2021
Podcast

Podcast Episode 243

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Dec 14-18, 2020 Topics: 2020 in Review, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-243
Brion McClanahan
December 19, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 242

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Dec 7-11, 2020 Topics: United States Constitution, Southern Tradition, Secession, Political Correctness https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-242
Brion McClanahan
December 11, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 241

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020 Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Southern Tradition, Southern Music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-241
Brion McClanahan
December 5, 2020
Blog

The Gettysburg Fairy Tale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zksz7mOggqI&feature=youtu.be The Gettysburg Address is perhaps the most iconic speech in American history. Students are required to memorize it, and it has become as important to American political culture as the United States Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. This is unfortunate, because in this speech, Abraham Lincoln invented history and by doing so intellectually nuked the original federal republic.…
Brion McClanahan
December 3, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 240

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 23-27, 2020 Topics: New South, Southern music, Southern sports, Southern economics, Southern culutre https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-240
Brion McClanahan
November 28, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 239

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 16-20, 2020 Topics: Secession, Lincoln Myth, Nationalism, John Brown https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-239
Brion McClanahan
November 21, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 238

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 9-13, 2020 Topics: Decentralization, Southern Tradition, Southern Politics, Education https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-238
Brion McClanahan
November 15, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 237

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Nov 2-6, 2020 Topics: Southern Culture, Abraham Lincoln, Elections, Reconstruction, Reconciliation https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-237
Brion McClanahan
November 7, 2020
Blog

A Fool and His Money are Soon Elected

Will Rogers had a quip for just about any situation, but he loved to talk politics. Rogers was born on a Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. His father was a Confederate veteran and political leader in the Cherokee nation. At the height of his career, Will Rogers had the number one radio program in America and was the highest paid actor…
Brion McClanahan
November 3, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 236

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Oct 19-30, 2020 Topics: Secession, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, John C. Calhoun https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-236
Brion McClanahan
October 31, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 235

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 12-16, 2020 Topics: Reconciliation, 1619 Project, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-235
Brion McClanahan
October 17, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 234

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Oct 5-9, 2020 Topics: Southern Tradition, Supreme Court, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-234
Brion McClanahan
October 11, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 233

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2020 Topics: Confederate Monuments, Western Civilization, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-233
Brion McClanahan
October 4, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 232

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 14-25, 2020 Topics: Secession, Treason, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, Agrarianism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-232
Brion McClanahan
September 26, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 231

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 7-11, 2020 Topics: Yankees, Cancel Culture, Southern Music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-231
Brion McClanahan
September 12, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 230

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2020 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern environment, Political Correctness, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-230
Brion McClanahan
September 5, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 229

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 24-28, 2020 Topics: Cancel Culture, Political Correctness, Yankees, Confederate Monuments https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-229
Brion McClanahan
August 29, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 228

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 17-21, 2020 Topics: Southern history, Political Correctness, Cancel Culture, Language, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-228
Brion McClanahan
August 22, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 227

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, August 9-13, 2020 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern culture, Yankees https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-227
Brion McClanahan
August 15, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 226

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, August 3-7, 2020 Topics: Black Southerners, Confederate Monuments, Southern Literature, Southern Poetry, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-226
Brion McClanahan
August 9, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 225

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 27-31, 2020 Topics: Secession, Southern Literature, Southern Music, Political Correctness, Confederate Constitution https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-225
Brion McClanahan
August 1, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 224

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 20-24, 2020 Topics: The War, Abraham Lincoln, Black Confederates, Southern Poetry, Southern Art https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-224
Brion McClanahan
July 25, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 223

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 13-17, 2020 Topics: Yankees, Cancel Culture, Political Correctness https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-223
Brion McClanahan
July 18, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 222

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 6-10, 2020 Topics: Southern music, Southern tradition, Political Correctness, John C. Calhoun https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-222
Brion McClanahan
July 11, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Charlie Daniels Edition

Charlie Daniels is dead. Just a shade over three years ago, I wrote this piece in honor of his birthday. The South has lost one of its greatest bards, and Dixie is worse for it. Daniels recorded arguably his best album, Fire on the Mountain, at Capricorn studios, the Peach State's famous recording studio in Macon. Unlike FAME or Muscle…
Brion McClanahan
July 7, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 221

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 29-July 3, 2020 Topics: Political correctness, Confederate monuments, Abraham Lincoln, the War, Southern culture, Dixie https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-221
Brion McClanahan
July 4, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Dixie Version

The Orwellian nightmare known as 2020 continues. Not only are Confederate monuments and symbols under attack, seemingly benign references to anything Southern are now considered "racist." Real estate listings that use the term "master bedroom" are being changed because the term is a reference to slavery, as does the word "plantation." The State of Rhode Island is considering changing its…
Brion McClanahan
July 3, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 220

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 15-19, 2020 Topics: Political Correctness, Confederate Symbols, Reconciliation https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-220
Brion McClanahan
June 20, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 219

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 8-12, 2020 Topics: Southern tradition, political correctness https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-219
Brion McClanahan
June 13, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 218

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute June 1-5, 2020 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern symbols, Political Correctness https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-218
Brion McClanahan
June 6, 2020
Blog

American Girondins

Who should Americans blame for the iconoclasm on display during the "protests" in virtually every American city this past weekend? Not the Left. They are the easy targets, and not without culpability. The washed up hippies teaching in American classrooms at every level have certainly been a major component of the cultural Marxism that now saturates American society. But they…
Brion McClanahan
June 3, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part VII

Ramblin’ Man - Allman Bros https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1xjl00sbao This was the biggest hit for the Allman Brothers and it led Lynyrd Skynyrd to Sweet Home Alabama. Every Southern rock outfit wanted to recreate the magic of Ramblin’ Man. The tune was written by Dickey Betts and was one of the last AB songs to feature Berry Oakley on bass. Homesick – Atlanta…
Brion McClanahan
May 29, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 217

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 11-15, 2020 Topics: Southern culture, Southern tradition, Southern literature, Southern music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-217
Brion McClanahan
May 17, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 216

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute May 4-8, 2020 Topics: Southern culture, Southern literature, Southern music, Confederate States Constitution, Neoconservatives https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-216
Brion McClanahan
May 9, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part V

A series by Brion McClanahan, Tom Daniel, and Jeff Rogers Loan Me a Dime - Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs rose to prominence after teaming with Steve Miller in the late 1960s on his first two albums. That led to a record contract and a date with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm section in Florence, Alabama in 1969. He knew where to…
Brion McClanahan
May 8, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 215

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 27 - May 1, 2020 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Political Correctness, Yankees, Southern tradition, Southern literature, Southern music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-215
Brion McClanahan
May 2, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part IV

A list compiled by Brion McClanahan, Tom Daniel, and Jeff Rogers Good Time Feelin' - Dickey Betts Betts’s solo projects were as good (if not better) than most Allman Brothers albums post Duane Allman. “Good Time Feelin’” is a blistering blues rock tune, and this live version is better than any studio recording of Betts and Great Southern. “I can’t…
Brion McClanahan
May 1, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 214

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 20-24, 2020 Topics: John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, Political Correctness, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-214
Brion McClanahan
April 25, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part III

A list compiled by Brion McClanahan, Tom Daniel, and Jeff Rogers Goin' Down Slow - Duane Allman When Duane Allman died in 1971, the world lost one of the best slide guitar players in the history of recorded music. By this point, Allman had become famous as part of his Allman Brother Band, but his influence on American music began…
Brion McClanahan
April 24, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 213

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 13-17, 2020 Topics: Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Reconciliation, Southern Poetry, Southern Rock https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/podcast-episode-213
Brion McClanahan
April 18, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part II

A list compiled by Brion McClanahan, Tom Daniel, and Jeff Rogers Blood in the Water - The Jompson Brothers Before Chris Stapleton became Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton, he was a singer/songwriter from Kentucky who wrote several hits for other musicians and kicked around Nashville as a part of other bands, including the bluegrass outfit The Steeldrivers, a nod to…
Brion McClanahan
April 17, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 212

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, April 6-10, 2020 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Political Correctness, Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, War for Southern Independence https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-212
Brion McClanahan
April 11, 2020
Blog

Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part I

A list compiled by Brion McClanahan, Tom Daniel, and Jeff Rogers Almost everyone in the United States is quarantined, and while many are working from home, it seems that most people have a bit more time on their hands. What should you be listening to during the COVID apocalypse? Southern music, of course, and if you are a rock fan,…
Brion McClanahan
April 10, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 211

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 30 - April 3, 2020 Topics: Southern Tradition, Segregation, Progressivism, Richard Weaver https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-211
Brion McClanahan
April 4, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 210

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 23-27, 2020 Topics: Political Correctness, the Southern Tradition, Southern Film https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-210
Brion McClanahan
March 28, 2020
Blog

Can the Southern Tradition Save America?

“Where you gonna be when half of California riots? Where you gonna run to when the lights go out? I won’t be hangin’ out in California, I won’t try it. Buddy I’ll be up and headed South.” Jamey Johnson The Wuhan virus has sparked a renewed interest in the Southern tradition. No one is saying that, but it’s true. Donald…
Brion McClanahan
March 23, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 209

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 16-20, 2020 Topics: Political Correctness, John C. Calhoun, Agrarianism, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-209
Brion McClanahan
March 21, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 208

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 9-13, 2020 Topics: The Lost Cause Myth, Southern Film, Righteous Cause Mythology https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-208
Brion McClanahan
March 14, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 207

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 2-6, 2020 Topics: Secession, Southern Tradition, Agrariansim, Conservation https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-207
Brion McClanahan
March 8, 2020
Review Posts

A Mass for the Resurrection

A review of Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence (ISI Books, 1999) edited by Herbert Agar and Allen Tate In graduate school, I was assigned by the resident “New South” historian I’ll Take My Stand by Twelve Southerners as my final paper.  I eagerly accepted the project.  This was in my back-yard, so to speak.  I had read…
Brion McClanahan
March 3, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 206

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Feb 17-21, 2020 Topics: Southern Culture, Southern Tradition, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-206
Brion McClanahan
February 22, 2020
Blog

Reconsidering William Henry Harrison

Who was the greatest president in American history? Ask this question to a group of people who are cynical of the imperial presidency and at least one person will answer William Henry Harrison, the man who died one month after taking office. Who could be better than a president who impacted the office in such a minimal way and who…
Brion McClanahan
February 17, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 205

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Feb 10-14, 2020 Topics: Secession, Immigration, Southern Film https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-205
Brion McClanahan
February 15, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 204

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Feb 3-7, 2020 Topics: Two Americas, Southern tradition, Secession https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-204
Brion McClanahan
February 8, 2020
Blog

If You Can’t Blame the Confederacy, Secede!

American political theater has become the most entertaining show in town. Trump refuses to shake hands and Pelosi rips up his script. This is red meat for the duly indoctrinated in the mainstream political parties, but in case you thought that Trump's impeachment and subsequent acquittal would calm the waters and draw the final curtain on a five-month Greek comedy,…
Brion McClanahan
February 6, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 203

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Jan 27-31, 2020 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, the War, Reconstruction https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-203
Brion McClanahan
February 1, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 202

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Jan 20-24, 2020 Topics: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Political Correctness, the War, Reconstruction https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-202
Brion McClanahan
January 25, 2020
Review Posts

Two Lees

A review of Robert E. Lee at War: Hope Arises from Despair (Legion of Honor Publishing, 2017) by Scott Bowden and The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won (Regnery History, 2015) by Edward H. Bonekemper III. Did Robert E. Lee lose the War for the South? If you believe…
Brion McClanahan
January 21, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 201

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Jan 13-17, 2020 Topics: Southern culture, Southern history, Southern tradition, Southern literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-201
Brion McClanahan
January 18, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 200

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Jan 6-10, 2020 Topics: Political Correctness, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Impeachment https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-200
Brion McClanahan
January 11, 2020
Podcast

Podcast Episode 199

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Dec 16-23, 2019 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern symbols, Year in Review https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-199
Brion McClanahan
December 21, 2019
Blog

Podcast Episode 198

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Dec 9-13, 2019 Topics: Southern music, Southern literature, Southern film, Southern culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-198
Brion McClanahan
December 15, 2019
Blog

The Steel Woods

There’s a Southern accentWhere I come from.The young un’s call it country,And the Yankees call it dumb.                      Tom Petty, "Southern Accents" (Covered by The Steel Woods) Southern rock and "outlaw country" are experiencing a renaissance of late. Undoubtedly influenced by the rash of bubble gum pop country from Nashville, this darker and more authentic working class music speaks to Americans…
Brion McClanahan
December 11, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 197

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Dec 2-6, 2019 Topics: Political Correctness, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-197
Brion McClanahan
December 7, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 196

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 18-22, 2019 Topics: Nationalism, Southern Tradition, Southern Culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-196
Brion McClanahan
November 23, 2019
Blog

Battle for the Old Dominion

With the recent triumph of the Democrat Party in the 2019 statewide elections in Virginia, it will only be a matter of time before an effort is made to rewrite Virginia law concerning "memorials for war veterans." Progressive efforts to topple these monuments have been thwarted by legal obstacles, and now, with a majority in both houses of the Virginia…
Brion McClanahan
November 18, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 195

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 11-15, 2019 Topics: Secession, Southern Tradition, Slavery, Political Correctness, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-195
Brion McClanahan
November 16, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 194

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 4-8, 2019 Topics: Southern tradition, Confederate monuments, Secession, the War https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-194
Brion McClanahan
November 9, 2019
Blog

Taylor and Jefferson on Secession

One of the most enduring myths of American history centers on the “compact theory” of the Constitution. According to the standard interpretation, Thomas Jefferson and his fellow Republicans invented the “theory” to challenge Federalist control of the general government in the 1790s. This implies that Jefferson and the other Republicans acted in bad faith by playing fast and loose with…
Brion McClanahan
November 6, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 193

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2019 Topics: Secession, the War for Southern Independence, Copperheads, United States Constitution, Jefferson Davis https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-193
Brion McClanahan
November 2, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 192

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 21-25, 2019 Topics: Political Correctness, Reconstruction, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-192
Brion McClanahan
October 26, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 191

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 14-18, 2019 Topics: Southern tradition, Thomas Jefferson, Agrarianism, Reconciliation https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-191
Brion McClanahan
October 19, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 190

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Oct 7-11, 2019 Topics: Jeffersonian Tradition, United States Constitution, Black Confederates https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-190
Brion McClanahan
October 12, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 189

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2019 Topics: Southern Tradition, Political Correctness, Neoconservatives, United States Constitution, Federalism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-189
Brion McClanahan
October 5, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 188

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 23-27, 2019 Topics: Reconstruction, Establishment History, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-188
Brion McClanahan
September 28, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 187

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sep 16-20, 2019 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern history, Southern identity https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-187
Brion McClanahan
September 21, 2019
Blog

A Love of Place

Southerners love home. This is true of many people throughout history, but place has, in part, defined the South. The earliest settlers to what became the South championed its Utopian physical qualities: warm weather, a long growing season, bountiful plant and animal life. Bad weather, disease carrying insects, and dangerous wildlife were annoyances to be tolerated if not overcome. Southern…
Brion McClanahan
September 20, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 186

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Sept 9-13, 20-19 Topics: Reconstruction, Political Correctness, Southern Tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-186
Brion McClanahan
September 14, 2019
Blog

Guelzo’s Reconstruction Gaffe

Professor Allen Guelzo has a new video at Prager U “explaining” the “good, bad, and ugly” of Reconstruction. Anyone that has watched a Prager U video knows where this is headed. I laughed through the entire six minutes. Guelzo has a history of South hating rhetoric, and he is a Lincolnian’s Lincolnian. This guy never met a war he didn’t…
Brion McClanahan
September 12, 2019
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Podcast Episode 185

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Sept 2-6, 2019 Topics: Southern tradition, Southern conservatism, populism, secession https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-185
Brion McClanahan
September 7, 2019
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Podcast Episode 184

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 26-30, 2019 Topics: Southern culture, Southern tradition, Southern heritage https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-184
Brion McClanahan
August 31, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 183

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 19-23, 2019 Topics: Secession, Political Correctness, Slavery, Strom Thurmond, Reconciliation https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-183
Brion McClanahan
August 24, 2019
Review Posts

Grant’s Failed Presidency

A review of U.S. Grant's Failed Presidency (Shotwell Publishing, 2019) by Philip Leigh There was a time in recent memory when thoughtful people consistently ranked U.S. Grant's presidency as one of the worst in history. The scandals, military Reconstruction, the mistreatment of the Plains Indian tribes, and the poor economy during the 1870s wrecked his reputation. That all began to…
Brion McClanahan
August 20, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 182

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute Aug 12-16, 2019 Topics: Reconstruction, Monuments, Southern Religion, New South, G.K. Chesterton https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-182
Brion McClanahan
August 17, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 181

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Aug 5-9, 2019 Topics: Land, Southern Tradition, United States Constitution, Southern History https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-181
Brion McClanahan
August 10, 2019
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Podcast Episode 180

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 Topics: Federalism, Nationalism, Decentralization, Southern history, Virginia, Anti-imperialism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-180
Brion McClanahan
August 3, 2019
Blog

Colonial Slavery

In 1715, Colonial Governor Charles Craven remarked that his front line troops in the fight against a hostile American Indian tribe comprised "two hundred stout negro men." Just five years prior, Indian agent Thomas Nairne wrote that the colonial militia in this same colony possessed "a considerable Number of active, able, Negro Slaves; and the Law gives everyone of those…
Brion McClanahan
July 31, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 179

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute July 22-26, 2019 Topics: Southern history, African-American Southern history, Monuments, Southern literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-179
Brion McClanahan
July 27, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 178

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 15-19, 2019 Topics: Southern symbols, Northern hypocrisy, Jim Kibler https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-178
Brion McClanahan
July 20, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 177

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 8-12, 2019. Topics: Republican Party, Southern tradition, Southern conservatism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-177
Brion McClanahan
July 13, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 176

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, July 1-5, 2019 Topics: Southern culture, Southern tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-176
Brion McClanahan
July 6, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 175

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 24-28, 2019 Topics: Southern history, Southern statesmen https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-175
Brion McClanahan
June 29, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 174

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 17-21, 2019 Topics: Southern history, R.L. Dabney, Federalism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-174
Brion McClanahan
June 22, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 173

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 10-14, 2019 Topics: Democracy, Southern Political Tradition, Agrarianism, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-173
Brion McClanahan
June 15, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 172

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, June 3-7 2019 Topics: Political Correctness, Secession, Abraham Lincoln, Southern Literature https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-172
Brion McClanahan
June 8, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 171

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 27-31, 2019 Topics: Memorial Day, Monuments, Political Correctness, Patrick Henry https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-171
Brion McClanahan
June 1, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 170

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 20-24, 2019. Topics: Political Correctness, Fake News, Social Justice Warriors, Southern monuments. https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-170
Brion McClanahan
May 25, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 169

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 13-17, 2019 Topic: Southern conservatism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-169/s-px7Cz
Brion McClanahan
May 18, 2019
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Podcast Episode 168

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, May 6-9, 2019 Topics: Confederate symbols,Southern tradition, Mel Bradford, Southern history https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-168
Brion McClanahan
May 11, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 167

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institutes, Apr 29-May 3, 2019 Topics: the War, Southern Tradition, Political Correctness https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-167
Brion McClanahan
May 4, 2019
Blog

God Bless America

Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were only the beginning. For anyone that believed American iconoclasm would stop once Confederate statues were removed or "contextualized," they were rudely awakened last week after the Philadelphia Flyers decided to remove the Kate Smith statue in front of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia due to her "racist" recording history. They first bagged…
Brion McClanahan
May 2, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 166

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Apr 22-26, 2019. Topics: Southern tradition, Richard Weaver, Southern culture https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-166
Brion McClanahan
April 27, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 165

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Apr 15-19, 2019. Topics: Southern tradition, Political Correctness, John C. Calhoun, Nationalism https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-165
Brion McClanahan
April 20, 2019
Blog

John C. Calhoun: American

Of all the American vice-presidents, none is more vilified than John C. Calhoun. Calhoun is known as the “defender of slavery,” the “cast iron man,” the “man who started the civil war.” His monument in Charleston has been vandalized, his name removed from Calhoun College at Yale, his Alma Mater, and now his home, Clemson University, is debating whether to…
Brion McClanahan
April 18, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 164

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Apr 8-12, 2019 Topics: Thomas Jefferson, Reconstruction, Reconciliation, Political Correctness https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-164
Brion McClanahan
April 13, 2019
Blog

Reconstruction and Recreation

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of U.S. Grant’s inauguration as President of the United States. It also has sparked a renewed interest in Reconstruction, particularly the notion that America failed to capitalize on an “unfinished revolution” as the communist historian Eric Foner describes the period. This general description of the 1860s has been used by both radical leftists like Foner…
Brion McClanahan
April 8, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 163

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 25-April 5, 2019 Topics: Political Correctness, the Southern Tradition, Robert E. Lee https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-163
Brion McClanahan
April 6, 2019
Review Posts

The First Congress

A review of The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government (Simon and Schuster, 2016) by Fergus Bordewich Amateur historians usually write excellent histories. Left unshackled by the latest groupthink of the academy, these historians tend to be independent thinkers and more importantly better writers than their professional counterparts. Shelby Foote…
Brion McClanahan
April 2, 2019
Blog

The Challenge of the Southern Tradition

In 1966, Senator Jim Eastland of Mississippi walked into the Senate Judiciary Committee and asked, “Feel hot in heah?” A staffer replied: “Well Senator, the thermostat is set at 72 degrees, but we can make it colder.” Eastland, puzzled by the response, doubled down, “I said, Feel Hot in heah?” The staffer now was perplexed and fearing that he might…
Brion McClanahan
March 25, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 162

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 18-22, 2019 Topics: John C. Calhoun, Patrick Cleburne, the War, Political Correctness, Southern Music https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-162
Brion McClanahan
March 23, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 161

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Mar 11-15, 2019 Topics: Political Correctness, Confederate Symbols, Confederate Monuments, Southern History, Confederate Constitution https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-161
Brion McClanahan
March 17, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 160

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, March 4-8, 2019 Topics: Jeffersonian tradition, economics, Southern symbols. https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-160
Brion McClanahan
March 9, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 159

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institutes, Feb 25-Mar 1, 2019 Topics: Southern culture, Southern tradition, Jeffersonian tradition https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-159
Brion McClanahan
March 2, 2019
Blog

A Crisis of Confidence

Pat Caddell died on February 16. Several major news outlets ran stories about his influence in both the Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump campaigns. Everyone understood Caddell's role as the voice of the "outsider." A colleague at the College of Charleston, where Caddell served in the Political Science department for the last couple of years, said that Caddell hated everything…
Brion McClanahan
February 25, 2019
Podcast

Podcast Episode 158

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institutes Feb 18-22, 2019 Topics: Southern tradition, New South, Southern politics, American presidents https://soundcloud.com/the-abbeville-institute/episode-158
Brion McClanahan
February 23, 2019
Review Posts

Recarving Rushmore

A review of Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (The Independent Institute, 2014) by Ivan Eland The annual veneration of American monarchy--"Presidents Day"--has passed again. While still officially called "Washington's Birthday" by the general government, the American public has embraced the idea of honoring the executive branch by shopping for furniture, jewelry, or cars. George W.…
Brion McClanahan
February 19, 2019