Eddy W. Davison & Daniel Foxx

Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma

A biography that will make you give up reading fiction


This is the biography of one of the leading fighters of the South during the American Civil War. Almost 500 pages long (perhaps 200 too many). Plenty of detail about Forrest's life. There are 3 main parts -in my view- in this book: The first part is his early life until the war starts; second is the war itself, which must make up 80% of the whole book, and lastly is Forrest's relationship with the original KKK, his obscure role in it and exit from it, along with some mentions of his business project (the railroads) and his apparent reconciliation with the colored race.

In my opinion the authors waste too much paper trying to figure out the moral or psychological man Forrest, which is an absurd thing to do to a historical figure (it's hardly possible to do so to a contemporary one for that matter) and thus bring into discussion too much that is theoretical. If the authors had just dealt with what we do know, which already is a lot -and absolutely amazing, that would have been more than satisfactory to the reader. Forrest was a man of action, of true American (today only Southern or middle-American) values, not a better or a worse man than any of us can be. But his historical stature stands on the basis of his war feats, his charisma, his genius on the saddle, his leadership.

All in all, you can find here everything you want to know about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the great Southern warrior. The enigma is not for us to judge but God. Besides, who isn't an enigma?




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 Libertaddigital.com

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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