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Historical ignorance

To the Editor:

Regarding the so-called “discussion” that St. Louis Mayor F. Slay has called for regarding the Confederate monument in Forest Park, I won’t get into reasons here pro or con, but I would like to comment on the many letters and blogs that have been submitted on the matter.

With few excepts, very few, I’m astonished at the historical ignorance that’s all around us. It’s scary.

To think that these people are next to us in traffic, in stores etc., is frightening. One wonders what they’re capable of. And, they vote. I’m left wondering what our schools have been teaching for the past couple of generations regarding our nation’s true history.

And, regarding the monument itself, thus far we’re not hearing a peep from qualified, educated historians. That’s scary, too.

Bob Arnold

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