A reader notified me that one of the old trad/collegiate guard has passed. Robert ER Huntley was longtime president of Washington & Lee University. There’s a video slideshow of him here, and the memorial service is streaming live right now. — CC
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Thanks, Christian. As a former W&L boy, it was sad to get the news. He was quite the tradly man, as the photos show.
This makes me think of a First Thing’s piece I read recently: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/12/the-establishment-radicals-of-the-modern-university
It would have been kinder if G-d had called him to his reward before the current President decided to cave to the SJWs and remove the battle flags from Lee Chappel.
Of all the attacks on free speech on campus (see JDD’s link above), isn’t removing Confederate flags reasonable?
In England, although the Roundheads lost the English Civil War, there are still statues of Oliver Cromwell and other Roundhead relics, because both Cavaliers and Roundheads were English.
In America, some people have forgotten that In the American Civil War, both sides were Americans, and the relics of both sides deserve equal respect.
“…the Roundheads lost the English Civil War…”? So King Charles I didn’t lose his head, after all. And there’s me thinking, for all this time…
Removing Confederate battle flags is part of a larger war on America, its European heritage, and, ultimately, whiteness. The late Samuel Francis wrote about this at length (though I find his use of the phrase “War of Northern Aggression” for the Civil War to be entirely misplaced).
If it’s possible to thread the needle between the positions espoused by Roycru and Henry, I’ll try to set up camp somewhere in that area.
Christian – a fair and reasonable point, but it never stops there.
In the absence of any form of response, I thought you might appreciate this:
Merry Christmas from the old country.