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Old Curmedgeon misses boat on Civil War column

As a liberal Democrat, I am a big fan of columnist Gerald Largen and his “View from Lick Skillet.”

I look forward to his weekly column and seldom have any problem with his views.

That’s why it pains me to read last Friday’s piece, where the Old Curmudgeon discounts slavery’s role as the principal cause of the Civil War.

He starts by holding forth on the obvious fact that the North did not fight the war to abolish slavery.

This is something less than a revelation.

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