35 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up
That’s true. If anyone wants a statue, I know an artist who’d love to make them.
My Connecticut town has at least three civil war monuments where the local regiments are memorialized. This was quite an industry after the war. But there are very few Revolutionary war monuments I think. Was it still divisive in the first years after independence? WWI has a good account but few for WWII. Statues have a unique status and hold on people. Perhaps the Twitter crowd would crush any potential choice for a commemorative statue?
After looking at some of the newer sculptures, I'm not persuaded these would be unifying. Or recognizable.
I've had this funny thought that we'll probably get a few statues of George Floyd built in the near future. If so, I wonder if in 50 years there will be demands to tear down the statues because he once held a gun to a pregnant woman's belly during a home invasion robbery.
DirtyJobsGuy: maybe money was tighter after the Revolutionary war than after the Civil war?Probably who gets hired to make the statue is more important than its subject or quality.
I think the dearth of WW2 statues might be from the rapidity of moving into the Cold War. We were fighting in Korea probably before any design work could have been concluded on WW2 memorials.
The erection of any statue is problematic and colonial or something.
A tool of the patriarchy
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