Two Cheers for the Lee Removal

While Confederate statues fall in Charlottesville, the fight over the American Founding continues

Over the weekend, there was a culture-war-related moment in Virginia that people on different sides of many battle lines should have been able to cheer: The statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the Confederate generals, were taken down in Charlottesville, Virginia.

I don’t think it’s controversial to say that public honors for leaders of the C…

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