New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has written a book about the city’s decision to remove Confederate statues. It starts out well-intentioned, but ends up needlessly trying to score partisan political points.
Despite pervasive emphasis on contextualizing, the responses gives no hint of substantial historical knowledge beyond the received tropes of popular culture and press.
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.
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.
Charlottesville’s novel solution to the conflict over Confederate monuments is to drape them in statue burqas meant to shield viewers from temptation.
Rev. Jesse Jackson has made headlines saying that as we get rid of Confederate statues we should also get rid of the Electoral College.
Jarrett Stepman joins Federalist Radio Hour to talk Charlottesville, statues, Brietbart, and the media of the alt-right movement.
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.
Finally, someone on the Left just came out and said it. Being a Republican is apparently no different than being a white supremacist.
A new poll shows most Americans, including a plurality of African-Americans, oppose efforts to tear down statues honoring Confederate soldiers.
“You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues.”
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