Yesterday I unexpectedly received a job offer and this morning I accepted. You may or may not hear about it here. The immediate upshot for this space is that everything I’m currently working on has to come to a dead stop as I transition to new tasks. That’s too bad. I had wanted to continue … More Summary thoughts on Confederate monuments as I move on from this
The present consensus that Confederate monuments need radical re-interpretation—if not removal—makes for a righteous and satisfying call, but stops short of engaging the very real complicated histories, contexts, and bureaucratic politics of actual examples of the form. Keith Harris is doing his work, and I look forward to the progress he makes in Hollywood. Haven’t … More How would you interpret this Confederate monument?