BBC History Magazine - - Contents -

Lost in the de­bate about Con­fed­er­ate stat­ues ( Michael Wood, Novem­ber, and Let­ters, De­cem­ber) is any com­ment on how any le­git­i­mate gov­ern­ment could even al­low memo­ri­als to re­bel­lion and trea­son to be erected on its soil with­out let or hin­drance. From this per­spec­tive alone, the at­ti­tude of the United States down the years has been in­com­pre­hen­si­ble. Where else in the world may such mon­u­ments be found? Be­fore any­body refers to Oliver Cromwell’s statue in West­min­ster, the Com­mon­wealth and the Pro­tec­torate that he headed were in their time gen­er­ally re­garded as le­git­i­mate regimes, by com­plete con­trast with the Con­fed­er­acy. Robert Mor­gan, Aus­tralia

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.