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The PC Attack on the South

February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - February 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


TOPIC: The politically correct assault on Confederate symbols now includes nearly all things Southern. The statue of John C. Calhoun in Charleston was vandalized. Southern founding fathers are rejected because they were slave holders. Universities are removing or renaming buildings, monuments and symbols with links to the pre‑1960s South.

Not understanding the world‑inverting character of ideological thinking, many well meaning people seek to appease these militant demands. But they do so at their peril.

The Southern vision of society was America until the War of 1861‑65. Even into the middle of the twentieth century most Americans viewed Confederate heroes as American heroes. Southern statesmen shaped the destiny of the Union and formed the bedrock of the rugged individualistic American society. The popular film “Dixie” (1942), starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, described “Dixie” as a rousing song that “expresses the spirit of America.”

Join us for a discussion of what these politically correct attacks mean for the future of the South and America, and why we should continue not only to recognize but to honor the South’s role in shaping America.

Join us today for this thoughtful discussion.



Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport – Convention Center
4831Tanger Outlet Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29418
February 26-28, 2016
FEB. 26
7:00-9:00 Registration and General Discussion on Political Correctness and the Attack on Southern Symbols.(Note: supper on your own. All events are in one place; see hotel for location.)
Speakers: Clyde Wilson, Thomas Fleming, Brion McClanahan, Carey Roberts, and Donald Livingston

FEB. 27
8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-12:00 “Why the War Was Not About Slavery,” Clyde Wilson
“Why Slavery was a National Enormity, Demanding a National Solution,”
Donald Livingston
“The Left’s Jihad Against the South,” Thomas Fleming

12:00-2:00 Lunch on your own (see desk for restaurants nearby)

2:00-5:00 “Tear Down Symbols of Slavery …. in the North,” Brion McClanahan
“The Changing Meaning of Confederate Symbols,” Carey Roberts
“Avoiding Cultural Suicide: Honoring Our Southern Tradition,”
Barbara Marthal
5:00-6:00 Conviviality
6:00-7:00 Banquet
7:00- “Jefferson Davis, Renaissance Man,” Bertram Hayes-Davis

SUNDAY Departure
FEB. 28

ACCOMMODATIONS AND COST. Crown Plaza Hotel,  4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC. Rooms, single or double, are $129. The hotel is next to the airport and has free shuttle service. For reservations call 800-439-4745 and give the group code (AIE) for reduced rate. The cut off date for the group rate is February 21, 2016. Space is limited, so reserve now.

The conference fee is $150 which includes Saturday breakfast and banquet. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who are encouraged to apply. Payment can be made ONLINE or mail a check payable to Abbeville Institute, P.O. Box 10, McClellanville, SC 29458. For inquiries call (843)-323-0690.

CONTRIBUTIONS: If you cannot attend, be there in spirit by making a contribution. This will make possible more conferences of this sort. Send check to the address above or contribute ONLINE.

Join us today for this thoughtful discussion.


February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
February 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


Don Livingston


Crowne Plaza Hotel
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29418 United States
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