Can Oprah Winfrey Have Made a Mistake?

                By the end of the American Civil War in 1865, dreadfully, the Confederate South had lost 20 per cent of its male population to the Union armies. Yet downfall brought its own kind of posthumous victory, as Confederates sought to re-cast themselves as Christ-like victims exalted by a myth of the noble lost …

LETTER FROM NEW YORK

In 1961, over half a century ago, my parents accompanied me as a baby by ocean liner across the Atlantic to New York. For two years we lived in Manhattan while my father worked for a Wall Street investment bank. Perhaps in the hope that I would make money I was baptized in the immensely wealthy Trinity Church on Broadway …