Ethan Rafuse posted a very reasonable defense of North & South magazine over at Civil Warriors blog in response to some of the ill-informed criticism being directed at the magazine recently. As Mr. Rafuse so succinctly points out to the arm-chair quarterbacks in academia, these are tough times for ALL businesses, but especially for those in print media. Anyone not recognizing that fact in analyzing North & South is not being fair. Frankly, some of the attacks appear to be driven by something other than honest criticism.
This is part 1 of his commentary. I look forward to the balance.