First, you "history buffs" are completely missing the point of his piece. Second, you are either neglecting or purposely omitting the history you propose Geffen read: although pure and uncontroversial reasons will always elude us in PoliSci and History, it is very well established that the Confederate states fought to separate themselves from the Union in no small part because of the federal government's prevailing mood regarding slavery. So Geffen is actually spot-on. Calling the civil war a war of choice is so obfuscating I will ignore it.
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from the article: This election, there's only one option for Israelis