Charlottesville is a peaceful little town; one of those built with red brick at the end of the 19th century and barely changed over time. Yet a statue of the Southern general, Robert E. Lee, has shaken up life in this small town. The American left considers it a symbol of racism and wants to remove it. Their project [Read more]
The problem is that legality doesn't necessarily persuade those who retain malicious values, like racism, in the United States.
It's not just Trump. It's a different America.
Americans have moved beyond Abraham Lincoln’s optimistic view of Civil War reconciliation, perhaps forever. What would Lincoln say, if we could consult him, to a purge of Confederate monuments occurring in the year 2017?
The flag is offensive. The decision to support or reject it has upset various politicians, especially in the Republican Party.