James Lundberg’s complaints in Slate against Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ documentary, like many currently raised against Confederate statues, strike me as misleading and reductive.
Tearing down Confederate statues, or any monuments from our history, will not change the past. But it will make for a poorer, less enlightened future.
Distasteful as it might be, Americans of nearly identical economic, religious, and political beliefs lived in a Union where they could own another human in one state, and could not in another.
The New York Times argued this week that our memories of communist Europe—food shortages, secret police, the repression—do not provide a complete picture of life then. Get a grip.
“You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues.”
Progressives are outraged that a new HBO series will depict a modern-day Confederacy. But they have more in common with the Confederacy than they realize.
Progressive media outlets were scandalized by Trump’s defense of western civilization. But there was nothing radical about his speech, just his critics.
Mary Katharine Goddard, patriot and publisher, printed the first Declaration of Independence with signatures, and put her name in history.
What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.
Most of us only know the first verse of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but the complete hymn is a powerful prayer for the country.
As radical as they are, lefty extremists’ position is at least useful in making us rethink the elevation of Confederate leaders to undeserved heights.
On June 6, 1944, the liberation of Western Europe, the final phase of World War II, began. The D-Day operation faced almost impossible odds, and almost didn’t succeed.
Far too few American kids learn about the world wars, the Marshall Plan, the Cold War, or stellar military leadership.
Rosie the Riveter is at once hard, strong, beautiful, and unmistakably feminine, a seeming contradiction all in one delicate frame. But she’s not who you think she is.
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