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Eisenhower

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On March 9, 2018

The now nearly constant presidential rankings are a part of politics as entertainment, a 24-hour news cycle of history. We nearly engage in our own version of this, even if we decry it. And one way to

Eisenhower

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On May 23, 2012

This is a few weeks old now, but David Greenberg’s assessment of the continued attempt to canonize Dwight Eisenhower is quite good. The histories we write say as much about our own times as abou

More Eisenhower Memorial

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On March 23, 2012
I’ve expressed my reservations before about the idea of a memorial for Dwight Eisenhower on the National Mall and scoffed at the protests by his granddaughters that part of the Gehry-designed memorial would dare to depict the great man as an average boy growing up in Kansas. Witold Rybczynski has a useful op-ed about the […]

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

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