"Far more than any other region, the South has set its face against Leviathan—that is, against the swelling omnipotent nation-state." ~ Russell Kirk
"Southern Agrarians proclaimed when I was a child that the southern culture is worth defending; that society is something more than the Gross National Product; that the country lane is healthier than the Long Street; that more wisdom lies in Tradition than in Scientism; that Leviathan is a devourer, not a savior." ~ Russell Kirk
Russell Kirk, the Northern intellectual, on the "problematic" South.