Michael Hill

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  • Deconstructing Miss Dixie
    September 2009

    Deconstructing Miss Dixie

    College-football season has begun again in the South. Here in Alabama, football is more like a religion than a sport. Having both attended and taught at The University of Alabama from the 1970’s through the 1990’s, I was at ground zero of college-football fanaticism, and I must confess that I still like the excitement.

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  • November 2005

    Taking Down the Fiddle

    The 75th anniversary of the publication of I’ll Take My Stand ought to cause traditionalist Southerners and other Americans to look closely not only at the current state of our society but at their own personal spheres of community, family, and church.

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  • September 2005

    Whose Security?

    Several years ago, when the summer blockbuster Independence Day came out, I was told that audiences cheered the part where alien spacecraft destroyed such Washington, D.C., landmarks as the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

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  • January 2004

    Lessons from Montgomery

    At 11:30 A.M. (CST) on Thursday, November 13, 2003, Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was removed from office, and the will of the people of the sovereign state of Alabama was thwarted by a unanimous vote of the nine-member panel of the Court of Judicial Ethics.

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  • The Kosovo Standard

    The "Kosovo Standard" may be the unseen danger in the U.S./NATO military intervention in support of the KLA and, presumably, in favor of their political ambitions.

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  • December 1998

    George Corley Wallace, R.I.P.

    I remember the first time I saw him. It was on a golden autumn day in 1962, and he was running for governor. The streets of my little town in northwest Alabama were cordoned off, and the honky-tonk band was playing a rousing version of "Dixie" as hundreds of state and Confederate flags waved in the breeze.

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  • May 1998

    The League Replies

    Dr. Samuel Francis describes secession as an "infantile disorder" and casts The League of the South in the role of Margaret Mitchell's impetuous Stuart Tarleton in contrast to the part he imagines he is playing—the cool, rational Rhett Butler.

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  • Celtic Justice
    January 1998

    Celtic Justice

    In the summer of 1997, Ulster Unionist Kenneth Magennis called Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuiness the "Godfather of Godfathers" of the Irish Republican Army. He went on to castigate the IRA for refusing to disarm its members as a prelude to yet another Anglo-Irish "peace conference."

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  • November 1997

    A Southern Tradition

    A southern tradition ended on August 19, when Beth Anne Hogan, a 17-year-old ponytailed blonde from Junction City, Oregon, signed the Virginia Military Institute's matriculation book.

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  • October 1997

    This Dog Won't Hunt

    Judge Roy Moore of Etowah County, Alabama, was sued by the ACLU and something called the Alabama Freethought Association (Unitarian-Universalists, I believe they are) back in 1995 for displaying the Ten Commandments on his courtroom wall and for beginning each session with a prayer by a Christian clergyman.

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  • Honor, Violence, and Civilization
    August 1997

    Honor, Violence, and Civilization

    For evidence that academics miss the obvious, look no further than the 1996 study by two Midwestern psychologists on the proclivity of white Southern males to resort to violence when their honor is challenged. What a surprise!

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  • The Lincoln Legacy
    June 1997

    The Lincoln Legacy

    On balance, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel has written a provocative and much-needed book on what Southerners prefer to call the War for Southern Independence or simply Mr. Lincoln's War.

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  • The South and the New Reconstruction
    March 1997

    The South and the New Reconstruction

    Atlanta, the self-styled "capital of the New South" and the host of the annual debauchery known as "Freaknik," was a natural to host the 1996 Olympics. The quadrennial event has become a giant block party to celebrate the smiley-face aspects of the New World Order: universal brotherhood, multiculturalism, diversity, and tolerance.

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  • Tar and Feathering the South
    January 1997

    Tar and Feathering the South

    Demonization as a political and social stratagem knows no temporal or geographical bounds; it is a ploy as old as civilization itself.

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  • December 1996

    The Good Kennedys

    If thousands of Southerners are now comfortable in defending their heritage and culture, much of the credit must go to James and Walter Kennedy.

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  • December 1995

    Judge Roy Moore vs. the ACLU

    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Roy S. Moore, the Etowah County (Alabama) Circuit Judge, for having the Ten Commandments on the wall of his courtroom and for beginning each session with a prayer, on the usual grounds that a "wall of separation" stands between government and religion.

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  • Scots Nationalism, Yesterday and Today
    November 1995

    Scots Nationalism, Yesterday and Today

    As we approach the millennium, Celtic nationalism threatens to rip apart the United Kingdom. After nearly 250 years of English-imposed centralism, the Scots are reasserting their cultural identity and using it as the foundation of a nascent nationalist independence movement.

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  • November 1995

    Angry White Males

    In recent films, "angry white males" are generally portrayed as psychopaths, and it is, therefore, almost astonishing that even a good conservative like Mel Gibson should have chosen to make a movie on the life of William Wallace.

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  • The South's Threatened Future

    Michael Westerman's memorial service was held on March 4, appropriately enough on Confederate Flag Day. My friend and fellow Southern Leaguer, Jack Kershaw, and I arrived shortly before noon at the designated meeting-place in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville on I-65.

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  • Exercising Our Rights

    The murder of Michael Westerman, age 19, of Elkton, Kentucky, allegedly by four young black males, should alarm anyone who publicly displays pride in his Southern heritage. Westerman, the father of infant twins, was gunned down as he drove with his wife between Guthrie, Kentucky, and Springfield, Tennessee, on January 14.

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