Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XXXVI


In fact, capitalists have no objection to federal meddling.  They just want it to be such meddling as puts money in their pockets. Nothing more.  Ever.–Fred Reed

The market is wonderful, but it is not everything.–Clyde Wilson

Order is the first need of the soul.–Russell Kirk

I am for peace:  but when I speak, they are for war.–Psalms 120:7

The   question  isn’t  what  magical and mystical bonds  unite us.  It is what threads we can use to weave a  common defense against the darkness.–Alice Teller

It is hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.–Bill Murray

Reconstruction constitutes the one indelible and appalling disgrace of the American people—the one chapter of their history which contains no redeeming feature to relieve the endless execration of the civilized world.–Col.  Alfred M. Waddell,  1892

If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.–Winston  Churchill

If you are not catching flak you’re not over the target.–James Edwards

The same people who refuse to make any sacrifice for family or children demand that we sacrifice a civilization for strangers.–Alice Teller

I  believe  that  the American South, the  last bastion  of Christianity in the West, will have a special role in the  final  chapter of history.–Anne Wilson Smith

About Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books. More from Clyde Wilson

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  1. By rejecting the notions of objectivity, truth, and historical reality in favor of the approved forms of ideological “antihegemonistic discourse”, the treasonous clercs of our time have severed the link between what can or should be known and the knowledge itself. – Srdja Trifkovic

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