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Confederate Monuments news and analysis from The Nation
January 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
December 22, 2020
Good Riddance to Robert E. Lee
…and to “very fine people on both sides” apologias for Confederate infamy.
August 25, 2020
The Problem With NYC’s New Women’s Rights Monument
As statues topple across the US, a new women’s rights monument in Central Park has sparked debate over whether statues are a redeemable form of remembrance.
July 6, 2020
Is Dan Snyder Really Changing the Washington Team’s Name?
He has always said he would never change the name of his team, but “never” is coming up mighty fast.
July 3, 2020
Imagining a New Mount Rushmore
What would a monument for our current Trumpian moment look like?
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June 30, 2020
Pence Masks Up While Trump Keeps Dog-Whistling
Americans needs to get the message about masks, but the president’s too busy promoting white supremacists.
June 25, 2020
Racist IOC President Avery Brundage Loses His Place of Honor
The decision to remove his bust from the San Francisco Asian Art Museum was long overdue.
June 22, 2020
Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s Only Black Driver, Is Threatened With a Noose
This is not a prank and it’s not a game. NASCAR needs to be prepared to defend Wallace from violence.
June 11, 2020
Why NASCAR’s New Ban on the Confederate Flag Is Such a Big Deal
In a remarkable sign of the times, NASCAR has banned its most recognizable brand.
May 31, 2019
Remembering Tony Horwitz, Intrepid Traveler and Chronicler of the South
A kindred spirit to Frederick Law Olmsted, Horwitz heard antebellum echoes everywhere.