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The atavistic impulse to tear down history

The quest to remove American monuments and memorials is a curious assault on America’s complex history.

A whole slew of monuments have already been removed, some have been relocated to less prominent places where fewer people will see them.  Christopher Columbus, General Robert E Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, Supreme Court Justice Roger Tayney and monuments to various confederate soldiers have already been dismantled and hauled away. After yesterday, the list now includes President William McKinley, who fought against slavery and the confederacy, but has nonetheless been condemned because he enacted territorial expansion resulting in . . .

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