Washington Post
Washington Post 23 Jun 2020

Ken Burns: Our monuments are representations of myth, not fact

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Our most venerated monuments represent a mythology. While we may hope the statue represents our highest aspirations of what America can and should be. It also can be a reminder of where and how far we fall short.


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