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Are Louisiana House members Monuments Men or Confederate fanboys?

By Robert Mann Let us consider Louisiana’s Monuments Men. I don’t mean the intrepid Allied team that protected valuable pieces of art and other artifacts from the Nazis during World War II. As the book (and the 2014 movie) of … Continue reading

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What’$ in a name?

By Tom Swain New Orleans has not decided where to put its monuments to Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard, and Robert E. Lee after they are removed this summer. Let me suggest that its more progressive sister city to … 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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