• The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why it Will Rise Again)

  • By: Clint Johnson
  • Narrated by: Dianna Dorman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With its emphasis on traditional values, family, faith, military service, good manners, small government, and independent-minded people, the South should certainly rise again.

Far from being the backwater of prejudice and ignorance that the liberal media would have you believe, the South has always been the center of American culture. From the founding fathers (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and many others) to the frontiersmen who tamed the West, to the country music and NASCAR-loving, Bible-thumping heart of "red state" America, the South is the quintessence of what's original, unique, and most loved about American culture.

©2006 Clint Johnson (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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  • 09-30-17

Tubby Bearded Guy reference earned an extra star

I have to be careful when writing this review because Clint Johnson was a friend and classmate of mine at the University of Florida. As a fan of mystery/thrillers I found this book a little hard to get through at times. But I did learn some interesting stuff. I didn't know Lincoln tried to recolonize slaves to other countries after the war. I didn't know the Emancipation Proclamation primarily freed slaves only in Confederate States. I learned I can now refer to Clint as a TBG (Tubby Bearded Guy) because he participates in Civil War reenactments. At times the book seemed somewhat anecdotal but knowing how tediously Clint researches his material I feel confident that it is fact based. I got somewhat of an eerie feeling knowing that the ultra left has kicked up its attempt to rewrite history since this book was written a decade ago. Clint was very prescient in having a feel of what was to come in this area. I could have done without the two or three seemingly interminable listings of colleges and universities that were ranked highly and located in the South. Lists generally do not were well in audio books. I also grew a bit weary of hearing about books and movies I'm not supposed to read or watch without really knowing why. Presumably they cast the South in a more positive light that you might expect (or the North in a less positive one). If I was a Southern history buff, this book would have generated five stars. One final caution. A book you're not supposed to read: "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why it Will Rise Again), written by Clint Johnson, release date:01-11-07, Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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untold history

This book had some great information especially the black confederates. It’s not about race as many today deem it to be. It’s part of this country history! You need to go into this book as a “dry sponge” and take in history you may not know. A very great listen.

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big lie lives on.

sad. very sad. if a poor reader believes this hogwash... one is to believe that the old south was made america. that the old south was a pleasant time and place. nevermind slaves and the evil done. nevermind that southern conferate states constitutions stated slavery forever. the south could have ended slavery but chose to battle, die for it. they got what they deserved as God stood with the north, not with the south.

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Say what you want, Johnson does a great job

What did you love best about The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why it Will Rise Again)?

I was pleased to see some very positive reviews from the North East on this title, and very disappointed to see the negative review from my home state of SC (most likely from a W.J. Cash fan). Stated, I purchased the book and enjoyed the first chapter immensely. Having grown up in the culture, Johnson nailed it down solid in that chapter. Also, having to have spent a fair amount of time in NY and NJ, he also pegged the shared view that many of us who have had to do business there, share. Regardless of where you at from in the world, this is great book for understanding why true Southerners think the way they do. Deo Vindice forever and God save the South!

What other book might you compare The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why it Will Rise Again) to and why?

The South Was Right and some of the short essays from Dr. Hill's library on Golden Circle culture.

Which character – as performed by Dianna Dorman – was your favorite?

She's good - a little metered, but easy to listen to and I enjoy her vocal style.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"The Lost Cause - that once was Lost, but now is Found"

Any additional comments?

Brilliant book - excellent

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Awful

The author clearly has resentment toward the North and is disillusioned regarding the South. awful book

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Real History

Not a bunch of lies like the school system teaches. Great information, and explanation of Southern Pride, and also great explanation of why the Confederate Flag.

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Awesome information!

I've spent most of my 55 years in Western New York but I've always felt southern at heart. I thought I knew the south and its history...I've learned so much from this book that I now want a hard copy to refer to when I need information. open your mind and listen!

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Could not make it pass the first two chapter

I’m not a fan how the book starts out. I thought it would have more facts rather opinions on why the south is so great. I live in the south I love the south and I agree that it is great. However, statements should have more facts to support them. Like I said I did not make it pass the first two chapters. So many it gets better but not for me.

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I’m from the north

I’m from the north and growing up learning about slavery in Massachusetts was a riot and I knew it wasn’t right so I did a little searching and decided to look at another point of view and got a lot of answers that were for the most part very similiar to what I thought. Great Book!

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Fantasy

This confuses political incorrectness with historical fantasy. You can be southern to the core without living a lie and this audio book feeds on the lies only.

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