What to do when the Confederate statues come down? Leave the pedestals empty
As the United States grappled with the death toll of World War I, there was debate over how to memorialize the more than 50,000 soldiers lost in battle. Should we build yet more memorials of stone and bronze, or redirect the requisite funds and emotional energy into something more useful, such as building a school or hospital or public library?
Jun 17. 2020