After this weekend’s events, reenactors—and the spectators and communities who love them—increasingly worry that living history will become the next casualty of America’s culture war.
If we really want to commemorate horrifying, unspeakable violence and oppression in the Americas, I’ve got the perfect holiday: ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’
Sputnik provides a turning point in world history: from then on, humans would maintain a presence in outer space and begin reaching to the stars.
Radical students were changing everything we loved about Columbia. But I discovered that a few can stand up to the many, and prevail.
Had these girls lived in a free society, they could be teachers, doctors, dancers, or any profession they wanted to be. Communism didn’t teach them to ‘dream big.’
Attacks on Confederate heritage have quickly evolved into attacks on American heritage, which was always the ultimate goal.
When the opportunity presents itself to visit a living historical site, the effect on one’s spirit can be more significant than any book or lecture.
The reactions to Peggy Noonan’s tweets reveal the ignorance many have of the Civil War and the rash judgments they place on people in the past.
Attacking Robert E. Lee for treason now is like attacking Oedipus for not asking a man if he was his father before killing him—prosaic and beside the point.
There is a severe danger in superimposing the past on the present for political opportunism, especially when there aren’t real parallels.
They argued that ‘bourgeois’ norms surrounding marriage and education are important. Their words were quickly distorted and vilified.
A cursory scroll through one’s newsfeed is sufficient proof that events from two millennia ago, just as those from two centuries ago, still have much insight to offer us.
Many in both political camps apparently agree that because Western civilization developed largely among light-skinned Anglo-Europeans, Western identity is reducible to whiteness.
It’s a mistake to ignore the complexities of history in the name of social justice. Obscuring the past will not make our country better or more just.
The historical relationship between fascism and communism is more complicated than appearing to be on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.
Rev. Jesse Jackson has made headlines saying that as we get rid of Confederate statues we should also get rid of the Electoral College.
Allied victory in the Second World War created the world we live in today. It is only right that we should mark the end of the old epoch with a national day of remembrance.
When we tear down a statue, we are not merely condemning the subject but the entire community, here several generations of Southern culture and millions of Americans.
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