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Posted on August 15, 2014
Curtis Wilkie is a distinguished professor of journalism at Ole Miss, and before that notable for his reporting as a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe.
This week Wilkie, in an Op-Ed for The New York Times weighed in on the Tea Party's several battles in the current political season, especially races in the South, including Mississippi's highly contested U.S. Senate election in which the incumbent, Thad Cochran, prevailed in a runoff over his firebrand challenger, Chris McDaniel.
Sassafras was delighted that Wilkie invoked the name and scholarship of the great W.J. Cash, who seventy years ago plumbed the depths of politics in our region in his seminal book "The Mind of the South."