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Should we pull down the reminders of a painful history?
The Civil War is a war that never ends, much to our dismay. The latest iteration of the conflict is over the statues erected in many towns and cities to honor the Confederate dead and their generals – despite the fact that these people were traitors who tried to bring about a violent overthrow of the United States government. President Donald Trump loves these statues and says they are “beautiful.” There are many others who don’t share that opinion, however, and so the statues are coming down, one by one.