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Charleston, SC: Attacking Confederate Monuments and Its Meaning for America

February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 pm


Before “political correctness,” Americans respected Confederate memorials. They knew the War was a conflict that went back to the founding fathers and that the secessionist descendants of Jefferson were as much good Americans as the Union descendants of Lincoln. Today, however, our elites are kindling fires to consume not only Confederate symbols but much else besides.

A modest plaque with only the words: “In Memory of George Washington” was removed from Christ Church in Alexandria along with an identically styled plaque for Robert E. Lee. Washington was on the Vestry of Christ Church. He freed his slaves in is will and left funds to care for those unable to work. Lee freed the slaves inherited from his father-in-law before the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Vestry that removed the plaques were not children throwing a tantrum. They were well educated civic and religious leaders. How are we to understand such impiety and lack of humanity? What kind of America are we and our children sloughing towards? What is the source of this attack on the Confederacy and traditional American society? And what can be done? Join us for a thoughtful discussion of these topics.

Join us today for this thoughtful discussion.

Attacking Confederate Monuments and Its Meaning for America

Speakers include:

Congressman Ben Jones (alias “Cooter” from “Dukes of Hazzard” fame) who is an outspoken defender of Confederate memorials.

Professor Marco Bassani, University of Milan, Italy and a leader of the Lombardy independence movement, will speak on the global character of the political correctness ideology behind the attack on Confederate symbols.

Donald Livingston, Philosophy, Emory University, emeritus and president Abbevile Institute

Carey Roberts, Liberty University, Associate Dean and Chair, History Department

Aaron Wolf, editor Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture

And others yet to be confirmed

Meet the Speakers:

For those arriving Friday night and would like informal discussions with the speakers, add $25 to the conference fee.

What’s included:

The lectures begin on Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 9am and continue up to a banquet followed by a speech from Congressman Ben Jones.  Conference fee is $150 which includes tuition, breakfast, the banquet, and a rich selection of continuous refreshments throughout the meeting. Payments can be made online or by check to Abbeville Institute, P.O Box 10, McClellanville, SC 29458.


Crowne Plaza Hotel, North Charleston, SC.


Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 2914. Room rate $129, cut off date January 23, 2018. For reservations call (843)744 4422. Mention the Abbeville Institute.

Join us today for this thoughtful discussion.


February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 pm


Don Livingston


Crowne Plaza Hotel
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29418 United States
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