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Waging War against the Dead

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past. There have been some unfortunate lessons from such vendettas against the images and names of the past. The past is not a melodrama but more often a tragedy. Destroying history will not make you feel good about the present. Studying and learning from it might.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/destroying-history-confederate-statues-christopher-columbus/