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    Exploiting Our National Monuments

    Even as the government he led was building a city named for him, General Washington knew that monuments are for citizens, not governments. He wrote that building them is accomplished “not through the organ of government, as a political act; but in a mode which will best testify the sentiments … More

    Visiting Yasukuni War Memorial Stirs Controversy in Asia–Pacific

    August 15 marks the 68th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. It is also a day when some Japanese politicians pay respect to those who have died fighting in the service of Japan and whose souls they believe are housed at Yasukuni Shrine (literally translated “Shrine of a … More

    Postmodern Memorial Will Strip Eisenhower's Legacy

    This week two more Congressmen, Dan Lungren (R–CA) and Aaron Schock (R–IL), joined the Eisenhower family in opposing Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial, which disrobes a statesman of his legacy and slaps Eisenhower’s name on what is, in fact, a monument to the national experiment in … More

    "Modern Art" Memorial to Eisenhower a Slap in the Face to a Great Leader

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower lived a life full of public service for the country that he loved. His accomplishments rival that of some of the greatest American heroes. He was Supreme Commander of the troops invading France on D-Day, Supreme Commander of the NATO forces in 1951, and served two … More

    Lithuanian Laurels for Lee Edwards

    For years, he worked tirelessly to tell the stories of the courage shown — and horrors endured — by the tens of millions who lived and died under tyrannical regimes. He honored those who resisted, those who were silenced and those whose names never would be known to the wider … More