Letter: Repeating history | Letters to the Editor


There is irony in R.L. Schreadley’s use of George Santayana’s quote on remembering history, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” (Sept. 1 Post and Courier).

Apparently, the only history that Schreadley remembers in his op-ed, “History in the making, breaking” are the time-worn and discredited “Lost Cause” myths surrounding the Civil War and Reconstruction. Schreadley’s “spin” on the past is that “Taken in context (monuments) say a lot about the times when the city, state, and country were struggling to recover from the horrific wounds suffered in the Civil War and Reconstruction, wounds suffered by whites and blacks alike.”

Schreadley seems to…

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