Iconoclasm Then and Now

Posted August 25, 2017 8:29 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

What ought we to do about statues–whether in the American South or elsewhere–we do not like, or with whose politics we disagree? I do not have any definite answers to these questions, but I would note that those demanding the removal of the statues have given little evidence of  having carefully and calmly considered just a few of the necessary and important questions, not least among which is the demand for moral perfection in those commemorated. All great men and women who change history in dramatic ways are flawed, as indeed are all human beings. Who may be found worthy

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