In “MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, AND OUR SHARED HISTORY” philosophy professor Randall Auxier of Southern Illinois University Carbondale takes on some of the most contentious cases happening in our country. He talks about Confederate monuments and memorials and gives an objective analysis for the case of keeping the structure or removing the display. He shares pictures and presents stories of selected monuments and memorials to Confederates and the Confederacy explaining how they fit in the nation’s shared history and why they should stay or be removed.
His goal is to shed some light on the nature of monuments and memorials, the Civil War and the origins of the difference which now divide the nation. His hope is that in so doing he might help Americans find a middle path that most would be willing to accept in this difficult dialogue.