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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Beautiful

On Monument Wars

This week we bring you two pieces on the so-called “monument wars”—ongoing debates about efforts to remove or dramatically re-contextualize particular public memorials.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 80

The Beautiful

The Monument Wars

Debates about public monuments offer “a chance to arrive at new conclusions, nominate new heroes, rethink the past, and reorient ourselves to the future.”

 

By Rebecca Solnit | Vol. 80

The Beautiful

Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race

Stevenson’s Memorial to Peace and Justice project is an attempt to counter the narrative that racism, terror, and white supremacy are ideologies of the past.

By Bryan Stevenson & Corey G. Johnson | Vol. 80

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