The year 1859, when Darwin changed the course of science and when John Brown rebelled and died, was a profound historical turning point.
Historical statues are a dispersed temple to memory, in need of vigilant guarding.
Says Jonah Goldberg, “One cheer (and maybe two) for non-human personhood.”
While the Confederate cause in the Civil War has been the subject of much chatter, the modern racial right owes far more to Charles Darwin than to Robert E. Lee.
What they did to Richard Owen could teach today’s vandals a thing or two.