Why were Confederate monuments built? If you listen to modern establishment historians, the answer would be racism and to perpetuate the “myth of the Lost Cause.” But is this true? Not if you actually read what these people said.

Brion McClanahan

Brion McClanahan is the author or co-author of six books, How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America (Regnery History, 2017), 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to Save Her (Regnery History, 2016), The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, (Regnery, 2009), The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution (Regnery History, 2012), Forgotten Conservatives in American History (Pelican, 2012), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes, (Regnery, 2012). He received a B.A. in History from Salisbury University in 1997 and an M.A. in History from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He finished his Ph.D. in History at the University of South Carolina in 2006, and had the privilege of being Clyde Wilson’s last doctoral student. He lives in Alabama with his wife and three daughters.


  • Frank McCarthy says:

    There is something adolescent about taking it out on sculptural public statuary.
    Better it is to educate about a perceived grievance of a historical nature than cause pain and aggravation in a knee jerked reaction by removal of
    art that many folks have been admiring.
    The war has been over for so long……time to be reconciled to that fact.
    A more thoughtful approach would be to create a sculptural commission that mirrors your preference and ideas.
    Not so easily done is it?

  • Tom Crane says:

    It is ironic accusing these statues and memorials of racist intent. Those of us who practice employment law deal with racist intent every day. It is difficult, if not impossible to show racist intent when one overriding motive is so obvious – that of grief. It is just exceedingly unlikely grieving families would allow politics to trump remembering the fallen. As a veteran msyelf, I can attest we would never allow politics to intrude on remembrance.

Leave a Reply