Thursday, January 14, 2016

Presidential Legacies, 1801-1945

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4 comments:

ed boyle said...

History is always rewritten by each generation. Perhaps our society could collapse so far that democratis rights, civil and women's rights could become irrelevant as survival in a war, famine, plague situation becomes reality. The current political dicussion condemning leaders for being normal in terms of their day and age as far as women's or minority rights would be seen as decadent luxury in such a future.

Bozon said...

Professor

This is a great post.

So much going on here.

It is a real, hard fought, rearguard, ordered, attack/retreat, it seems to me, against historical ignorance here. (How can one win such a struggle, long term?)

They have also sought to tear down Rhodes' statue at Oxford...I have my issues with his agenda, but not a good idea to abandon that statue, I agree.

I have issues with some of the subjects here, but those are topics for some other venue perhaps, another day.

all the best

Gloucon X said...

“Some of our most revered Presidents, are coming under attack. many, took positions that would not be accepted in present-day society.”

Under that standard virtually every historical figure would be condemned.

For example, Jesus refused to criticize slavery.

So for these people to be consistent, they must demand that any reference to Jesus must also be removed.

Gloucon X said...

“Some of our most revered Presidents, are coming under attack...many, took positions that would not be accepted in present-day society.”

Under that standard virtually every historical figure would be condemned.
For example, Jesus refused to criticize slavery.

That makes him a bad man by present-day standards, does it not?

So for these people to be consistent, they must also demand the removal of any reference to Jesus.