Walter Edgar

Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution


This is a nice and short little book. A fast read, as much as it seems to have been written: in a hurry (it ends quite abruptly too). The social environment is well described, from the personal accounts of many protagonists on both sides, to the battles and skirmishes that took place along the broad map of South Carolina. It was as crude as all civil wars: Fathers against sons in some cases. A very visual account, and fast paced.

If only it were a little more organized, geographical and chronological-wise. The action takes place as soon in the piedmont as in the low-country, and we move from one family or protagonist to another at lightening speed. Easy to get a little confused. But it does convey the general picture well. Yes, you can get the general idea of what the Revolution meant for South Carolina in this little book. What a tough people the Scots-Irish are. God bless them and the South.




On Cuba's Revolution:

"The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti, In the Pirate's Den

España [por el contrario de Estados Unidos] se ha ido configurando, siglo a siglo, como una sociedad herida por la envidia, en la que todavía hacer demagogia con la pobreza rinde réditos electorales y donde los que han tenido o tienen grandes riquezas -tanto los progres como la iglesia católica– no pocas veces predican la solidaridad con el prójimo a la vez que protegen sus patrimonios nada desdeñables en SICAVs, algo, dicho sea de paso, bastante lógico tal y como está el panorama fiscal.”

César Vidal en su artículo Las razones de una diferencia en

2. La Constitución se fundamenta en la indisoluble unidad de la Nación española, patria común e indivisible de todos los españoles.

3.1. El castellano es la lengua española oficial del Estado. Todos los españoles tienen el deber de conocerla y el derecho a usarla.

'The Pale Maiden'
"Thus heaven I've forfeited,
I know it full well
My soul, once true to God
Is chosen for hell."

by Karl Marx

from Richard Wurmbrand´s book on Marx

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