3 American Heroes Liberals Wish We Would Forget

The Past Is Under Attack. Our History Is Being Rewritten. Attitudes And Beliefs Are Obviously Not Frozen In Time. The Past, It Turns Out, Has A Precarious Grasp On The Present And Can Be Quite Impermanent. History, As It Was Taught And Understood In The Mid-20th Century, Is Under Assault. We forget—or, worse, repudiate—the past at our peril. Our shared history binds us together as a nation, as Abraham Lincoln noted in his First Inaugural Address when he invoked “the mystic chords of memory” in the hope that our common history would “swell the chorus of the Union.” Defenders of history should emulate William Travis at the Alamo, and take a stand.

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