Tag Archives: Civil War

LSU has too many Confederates

By Robert Mann Shortly after prosecutors sent then-Gov. Richard Leche to federal prison for mail fraud in 1940, Louisiana State University officials erased his name from campus. The school’s law school building, completed in December 1937, was named “Leche Hall.” A medallion … Continue reading

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What the Germans could teach about banishing our Confederate statues

By Robert Mann Last summer, while in Germany for the first time in 30 years, I was surprised to see Berliners hadn’t demanded a new name for one of their city’s prominent thoroughfares — Karl-Marx-Allee. The grand boulevard flows east from … Continue reading

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Can Confederate symbols be separated from history?

By Matt Higgins “However expressive, symbols can never be the things they stand for.” – Aldous Huxley The recent controversy surrounding New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to remove four monuments dedicated to Confederate figures and events has sparked a rowdy … Continue reading

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