A Populist’s Path: From Advocate of the People to Inspiration for the KKK

January 17, 2019

Tom Watson promoted himself as a leading voice of Southern white supremacy, nostalgically evoking images of the "Old South" that drew legitimacy from its grounding in a combination of Jeffersonian political theory and cultural agrarianism. In 2012, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks in...

America Wallows in a Moral Swamp

October 06, 2017

It is doubtful that most Americans of good will have the guts to put much of anything on the line to confront and neutralize the racism in our midst. There is so much that needs to be said about today’s American trajectory, but only a limited amount of space to say it. So, I am going to start...

Collective Confrontation with America’s Troubled Past

September 04, 2017

The path forward for America is a newly-defined collective conscience with social justice at its core. It has happened again, but will it amount to anything this time? An unprincipled and ignorant narcissist laid bare the depth of the social and racial divide in America that elected a good old...