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No History Left

Robert E. Lee’s picture has been restored to a mural display along Richmond’s Canal Walk. As I reported last month (“Letter From Virginia: The Battle of Richmond,” Correspondence), City Councilman Sa’ad El-Amin had declared that General Lee’s picture is “offensive to blacks” and had threatened to call a boycott of the Canal Walk unless the...


The Battle of Richmond

        “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every hook has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless...