Bristling Dixie?

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Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, in a typical treatment that also attacks Dixie Outfitters, refers to the Confederate flag as “the proud symbol of the Ku Klux Klan.” In fact, the KKK — a nationalist, nativist
outfit if there ever was one — used the US flag exclusively in its days of power.

The
1965 book by David M. Chalmers, Hooded
Americanism: The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1965
(Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1965) was the definitive treatment
at the time. It features many pictures of the Klan in operation.
Not one shows a Confederate flag. Many feature the US flag.

The Klan in Tulsa, 1923

Klan Marching, 1925

Klan in Nation’s Capital

Klan in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [send him mail] is president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, and editor of LewRockwell.com.

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