September 7, 2012
Another Take on American Divisions
Stipulating hypothetically that religion is the big dividing line in American life (per last week's show), it seems not unreasonable to make a case that religious divisions manifest mainly through sectional politics. Taking it a step further one might well wonder about sectional differences generally, despite the taboo. Lucky for us, Chuck Thompson has spent two years exploring the South with a skeptical eye and has written up his findings in an extremely funny, somewhat vulgar satire titled Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession (Simon & Schuster, just published). Taboo or no, he's put his finger on certain things worth thinking about. Thanks Chuck! Total runtime fifty nine minutes. Nē frontī crēde.