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Of Historical Statues and Monuments

W.J. Astore

Historical statues and monuments are in the news, but sadly not because Americans have taken a new interest in understanding their history. Statues of men who supported the Confederacy, prominent generals like Robert E. 776 more words

US Politics

A Monumental Discussion: Sarah Kay Bierle

Ever played the ice-breaker game “Two Truths & A Lie?” The concept is that everyone makes three statements (usually about themselves) and the others have to guess which are true and which is a lie. 1,312 more words



He personally slaughtered his own countrymen, rather than abide by the laws of Democracy when things weren’t going his way. He ordered others, to slaughter their fellow countrymen. 126 more words


Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn NY: Erase Rebel Street Names

We thought the street riots in Virginia demanding statues of Civil War generals be destroyed in the South had quieted down. Wrong! Now, way up north in Brooklyn, of all places, angry activists are yelling for the same changes of local street signs. 52 more words

Friday Links

Happy Friday!  I have back to work exhaustion but the prospect of one more week at work before the last Bank Holiday until Christmas. As ever I’m writing this on Thursday so I can’t be held accountable for any additional madness that Trump might inflict on the world overnight…. 627 more words


Stonewall Jackson’s grandsons say, “The monuments must go.”

An open letter from the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson.

❝ Dear Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and members of the Monument Avenue Commission,

We are native Richmonders and also the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson.

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