Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, by R. Emmett Tyrrell

Washington — How did the weekend that commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — America’s Pearl Harbor for the 21st century — go for you?
There were huge American flags draping the skyscrapers of northern Virginia. The streets below, however, were relatively deserted. Across the river, there was a more traditional scene. Groups of tourists were parading around the remaining statues of downtown Washington. The presence of these statues — all to old white men — strikes an incongruous chord with me. Why are they there? Have the elites holding forth in our nation’s classrooms not ordered them banished? Have the members of “The Squad” not expressed their impatience with these relicts of yesteryear? What has President Joe Biden said about the statues? I guess we shall have to wait until …

















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