Edward L. Ayers | [Robert Penn} Warren, like [Edmund] Wilson, did not shun dramatic effect. It was tempting, he argued, for Americans to regard the war as "part of our divinely instituted success story," and to think, in some shadowy corner of the mind, of the dead at Gettysburg as a really small price to pay for the development of a really satisfactory and cheap compact car with decent pick-up and road-handling capability.