On Jefferson Davis

“Well, then,” Brielle asked, “what do you think about Jefferson Davis, Mr. Magundi?”

“If Southerners want to celebrate their achievements in the Civil War,” Mr. Magundi replied, “I don’t think they should start with Jefferson Davis. I think it would be fair to say that the North had dithering generals and a strong president, and the South had strong generals and a dithering president. And I suppose it redounds to the honor of both sides that, in the end, the civilian power was more important for the ultimate outcome than the military power.”

“Okay, show of hands,” said Brielle. “Who else here has used the word ‘redounds,’ like, ever?”

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