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Critical Essay | Joseph Blotner

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Joseph Blotner

SOURCE: "The Southern Politician," in The Modern American Political Novel: 1900-1960, University of Texas Press, 1966, pp. 191-33.

In the following essay, Blotner discusses politics as portrayed in literature of the American South.

Proud, brave, honorable by its lights, courteous, personally generous, loyal, swift to act, often too swift, but signally effective, sometimes terrible, in its action—such was the South at its best. And such at its best it remains today, despite the great falling away in some of its virtues. Violence, intolerance, aversion and suspicion toward new ideas, an incapacity for analysis, an inclination to act from feeling rather than from thought, an exaggerated individualism and a too narrow concept of social responsibility, attachment to fictions and false values, above all too great attachment to racial values and a tendency to justify cruelty and injustice in the name of those values...

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