“Of all the things I’m fed up with, I think I’m fed up most with hearing about the New South…. One of the first things I can remember in my life was hearing about the New South. I was three years old, in Alabama. Not a year has passed since that I haven’t heard about a new South. I would dearly love never to hear the New South mentioned again. In fact my definition of a new South would be a South in which it never occurred to anybody to mention the New South.”
bq. Walker Percy, in John Shelton Reed, “New South or No South?” in _My Tears Spoiled My Aim, and Other Reflections on Southern Culture_.
Thanks to “Al Zambone”:http://www.zambone.com/ for quoting this.