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David Brooks Is Lazy In His Criticism Of Eisenhower Memorial (And He Doesn't Understand Memorials In General)
Philip Kennicott: "No surprise, Brooks likes the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials because they invite you to look up at the great man. He argues that more recent memorials 'evade the thorny subjects of strength and power.' The Maya Lin-designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial is 'about tragedy' while the Korean memorial 'is about vulnerability.' But these are war memorials, not monuments to individuals. They aren't about leadership, but rather about the most colossal failure of leadership." The Washington Post 06/13/12
Posted June 14, 2012 07:19 AM




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