Taliban

Melting Confederate statues is the kind of thing the Taliban would do

Melting Confederate statues is the kind of thing the Taliban would do

In apparent retaliation for the racist actions of hate groups in Charlottesville, certain Baltimore City council members and Dan Rodricks (August 14) now want Confederate-era statues in Baltimore not just removed but destroyed and even melted down to make coins.

There is certainly recent historical precedent for doing so. Both the Taliban in Afghanistan and ISIS in Syria and elsewhere tore down and destroyed countless statues, artwork and other items of historical significance they found offensive, sometimes even melting the objects down into coins. Of...

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