To include ‘Antietam’ in a list of names that supposedly honor the Confederacy is to completely misunderstand history.
Lowery says changing the name of the Edmund Pettus bridge, even to honor the late Rep. John Lewis, would be ‘a whitewash of our history.’
Lizza pointlessly asked press secretary Kayleigh McEnany whether President Trump believed it ‘was a good thing’ the Confederacy lost the Civil War.
The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next.
Every conservative who compromised on tearing down confederate statues is complicit in the destruction of art across the country.
‘Appomattox’ survived electrification, segregation, and desegregation. In the end, it succumbed to unnatural causes in the name of sanctimony and vandalism.
Few of us are likely to withstand the withering judgment of those who come after us, whatever our positive contributions to humankind might be.
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.
Charlottesville’s novel solution to the conflict over Confederate monuments is to drape them in statue burqas meant to shield viewers from temptation.
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.
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