The Civil War’s impact on the U.S.
As a conservative, I usually read E. J. Dionne Jr.’s op-eds with a jaundiced eye.
However, I want to applaud his Dec. 27 column, “Don’t spin the Civil War.” As a former U.S. Army officer and professor of military history, I agree with his assessment of the cause of the Civil War. It was clearly about slavery. To those who think history is not important, I say: Everything we do today in the United States is a direct result of the CivilWar. It is to the credit of our country that we have moved so far in equality of human relations in a relatively short 150 years.
Frank Hoerster, Woodbridge