Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kirkpatrick Sale, The Southern National Covenant

It was posted at FPR, but has been pulled for prudential reasons:

To wit, to the extent that older arguments in defense of secession and states’ rights were bound up with defenses of slavery and racism, such arguments severely damaged arguments on behalf of localism. We wish to be clear that our defenses of localism are not and will not be associated with those racist arguments—or arguments based on other claims to particularity that are not carefully and decisively distinguished from race-based arguments. And we feel so strongly about this that we decided not to give others the opportunity to misread, misunderstand, misinterpret, or misrepresent the intentions of Mr. Sale’s post or Front Porch Republic.

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