Gregory S. Bucher, formerly professor of classical and Near Eastern studies at Creighton University, lives in Arlington, Virginia.
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.
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.
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