Saturday, November 05, 2005

Briefly Put II*

The military conflict commonly referred to as "the Civil War" was not. Not a civil war, that is. According to Webster a "civil war" is a battle for the control of a single country. Our "Civil War" was not such a battle. It was instead a struggle for one faction to secede from the whole. I don't know what other name should be applied, but it is obvious to me that the term we have been using has been inaccurate.

*A recurring item that will reflect thoughts that come to me as they will. Not necessarily related to any other current post.

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