The Many Battles of Atlanta – The Bitter Southerner

September 21, 2014

atlanta / history / race

I’m only vaguely familiar with The Bitter Southerner, but am really happy to have found this piece. It depicts modern Atlanta like few things I’ve read.

The determination of these men to soldier on in the face of futility is often taken as a sign of their fighting spirit. I’m inclined to think it was just a bullheaded refusal to face the failure they had wrought. This may not be a characteristic unique to the South, but there can be no doubt that the South has long walked arm in arm with denial. And still does.