Tag: Confederacy

Try to Remember

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. Romanian-American author, academic, activist, Nobel Prize laureate, and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, was born on this day in 1928 (died 2016). Face it, Elie Wiesel had horrible memories, much of them told in his autobiographical Night. In Night, …

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You can’t rewrite history

On this date in 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected to a 6 year term as U.S. Confederate President. Needless to say he didn’t get his full six years. That’s history. No matter how ugly it was, you can’t rewrite it. Or, you most certainly shouldn’t try. The thought of tearing down monuments and renaming every …

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