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The equestrian sculpture of George Washington at the center of Washington Circle, on the boundary of the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The problem when revisionist history becomes official dogma

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Angry mobs of activists are roaming American streets pulling down or defacing statues of historical figures. In some cases, governments and private institutions are joining their efforts by agreeing to take down examples of...
Protesters gather outside of the Cup Foods store in Minneapolis, near the site where George Floyd, 46, was killed at the hands of a police officer, May 26, 2020. Credit: Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons.

Don’t blame George Floyd’s death on a Palestinian shopkeeper

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Was the killing of George Floyd partly the fault of Muslim racism and the desire of immigrant shopkeepers to uphold the rule of law? According to an article published in The New York Times, which...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the civil-rights march in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963. Credit: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park. Md.

Assassinating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A petition demanding that accounting professor Gordon Klein be fired from his position at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, where he has been teaching for nearly four decades, has garnered more than 21,000 signatures...
Rapper and film actor Ice Cube at a screening for "Ride Along" in Chicago, on Jan. 9, 2014. Credit: Adam Bielawski via Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish groups react to more anti-Semitic tweets by Ice Cube

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Rapper and film actor Ice Cube has been getting a chilly reception, including from Jewish and pro-Israel groups, for sharing on Twitter anti-Semitic images amid the backlash over the death of 46-year-old African-American George...
A statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans and its pedestal were removed on May 11, 2017 (it was unveiled on Feb. 22, 1911). The next day, only the foundation remained. In the spring of 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement is urging the removal of Confederate statues, the changing of army-base names and more throughout America. Credit: Bart Everson via Wikimedia Commons.

The unmistakable echoes in the culture war against the West

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In Britain, statues of historical figures associated with colonialism or slavery are being pulled down or slated for removal. This is to appease the Black Lives Matters activists and their supporters, both black and white,...
A Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in St. Paul, Minn., in 2015. Credit: Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons.

Cancel culture comes to the Conference of Presidents

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Americans are united in their outrage about the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was wrongfully killed by a Minneapolis policeman. But the reaction to the death of Floyd has transcended the...