In Defense of HBO's Counterfactual "Confederates"

Building on some of the blog posts that I've written on HBO's controversial alternate history series, Confederate, here is a new set of thoughts about the show that I wrote for The Conversation (published today):

In it, I try to allay the fear of critics that the premise of the South winning the Civil War is inherently apologetic and plead for the show to be judged in the free marketplace of ideas.

Here is the LINK, if you'd like to read further.