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Answering His Critics

Tuesday, 12 September 2017   Robert E. Lee: Answering His Critics   Written by Steve Byas   Confederate General Patrick Cleburne died many years before the rise of the Taliban and their efforts to destroy the monuments and symbols of their enemies. But Cleburne did accurately predict the Taliban-like efforts to alter the history of [...]

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Majority Favors Keeping Monuments

Nationally, majority favors keeping Confederate monuments, poll finds   By ANDREW CAIN Richmond Times-Dispatch Sep 14, 2017   A clear majority of respondents say Confederate monuments should remain in all public spaces, according to a national poll out Thursday morning.   The Ipsos poll on racial issues, conducted Aug. 21-Sept. 5 on behalf of Thomson [...]

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Understanding The War On Monuments

Understanding The War On Monuments   By Michael Martin Sep 8, 2017   These words are the most primal reasons that southern, and arguably mainstream American, history is under attack throughout the country. On August 16, 2017, I attended a protest to remove the John C. Calhoun monument in Charleston, South Carolina. While I was [...]

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Destroying Confederate Monuments Hurts Us All

Destroying Confederate Monuments Hurts Us All—and Accomplishes Nothing   Eternally vilifying the losers of some past conflict leads to eternal division. Cheryl Benard September 3, 2017   As president of a cultural heritage organization, I feel obligated to weigh in on the current controversy over Confederate monuments. The semi-hysterical push to remove them is, I [...]

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Mississippi Flag, Monuments Should Remain

Why the Mississippi flag, monuments must remain   Ryan S. Walters Sept. 1, 2017   “The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history,” said George Orwell, author of "1984." Today we are seeing this right before our eyes. Whether it is monuments to honor [...]

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Banning Re-Enactments Will Only Increase Prejudice

Why Banning Civil War Re-Enactments Will Only Increase Ignorance And Prejudice   By Anna Mussmann AUGUST 29, 2017   It's a mistake to ignore the complexities of history in the name of social justice. Obscuring the past will not make our country better or more just.   If “Gone With the Wind” is too insensitive [...]