The issue of Confederate monuments was such a hot topic in the recent past that an article in the December 2018 Smithsonian magazine couldn’t help but get my attention. Entitled “The Costs of the Confederacy” by Brian Palmer and Seth Freed Wessler, it claims that taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and groups that distort history.
Is this appropriate, even in the South? The article is on line at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/costs-confederacy-special-report-180970731/. This is one I think it’s best to read and decide for yourself.