Fascination with Failure
Lost wars inform collective memoryWhy is defeat often more interesting than victory? Why is tragedy sometimes more compelling to the historical imagination than success by arms or economic prowess? Why or how does failed heroism, when fashioned into th....
Blight, David W.
"The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 6
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol6/iss1/6