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I think one can make a case for maintaining Confederate monuments, but I don’t think Zachary Fine really makes it. Writing about the recent New Orleans decision to take down several Confederate memorials, Fine writes: But some major black intellectuals today suggest—though not explicitly—that there might be value in preserving visible traces of racial prejudice. […]

On Racist Monuments

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On February 6, 2015

The question with what to do with racist monuments is a difficult one. I can certainly understand the desire to change or erase them. If I am a member of a traditionally oppressed group and I saw word

On November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington, a former abolitionist preacher, led a military expedition against an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians at Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado. The Cheyenne and Arapaho, having seen their power diminish rapidly with the arrival of whites since 1859, were there under an understanding of peace. Despite this, […]

Eisenhower Memorial

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On February 9, 2012
So it seems that Frank Gehry is designing a memorial for Dwight Eisenhower on the National Mall. Eisenhower’s family is angry because, gasp, one of the scenes shows Dewey as a poor, barefoot kid. My God! Rather than portray him as “cornpone-in-chief” as one critic wrote, the Eisenhower family wants him in full heroic form. […]
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