In this atmosphere of apathetic patriotism, G.K. Chesterton’s “Defense of Publicity,” an essay on public monuments, might draw focus back to the purpose of Memorial Day.
Eric Patterson & Abigail LindnerMay 27, 2022
How should controversial leaders, after the passing of time, be remembered? With ceremonial execration, a prominent statue, or, perhaps, eventually, both? And what about the victims of history, those who were often forgotten and not publicly memorialized in bronze or stone?
Richard Allen HydeFebruary 10, 2022
King recognized that for nations, as for individuals, the measure of goodness is not perfection, but rather direction. America was born headed in the right direction—and continues to build a “more perfect union” dreamed up by imperfect men.
Alan DowdJuly 15, 2020
Monuments recalling human folly may be no less important than ones honoring heroic human action.
Mark TooleyJune 14, 2020