And Yet Another Interview …

… although this one is about writing history and biography. It appeared on C-SPAN 2 this past weekend.

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3 thoughts on “And Yet Another Interview …

  1. Lyle Smith December 7, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Nice interview. I like the dark red painted office walls. It’s not a common look.

    If I heard you correctly you say the Civil War continues in some ways. If that’s so, what Americans are your enemies today? I just think that if the war is still going on, there must be sides to the war and those sides must be enemies of one another. Do you see some Americans as your enemy? Maybe I misunderstood what you said.

    I don’t think of the Civil War as still ongoing (I don’t see my neighbors, colleagues, or whomever as enemies), but that there is a residue of slavery and segregation that remains (indubitably from segregation).

    • Brooks D. Simpson December 7, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      For some people it is ongoing. For me it is not. Just because some people identify me as the enemy does not mean that I grant them the same distinction.

      Some of the issues, however, still have life.

      • Lyle Smith December 8, 2016 / 8:42 am

        I see.

        Yes, definitely some of the issues still have life. And some people are definitely still fighting the war in their minds.

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