ESSAY: Remembering our darker past

Author: Steffen Kaupp

Robert Norton, Professor of German and Philosophy, reflects on the importance of “Remembering our darker past,” in his essay written for the ND Magazine in the wake of the Charlottesville violence. He concludes that “[p]erhaps the moment has come for us as Americans not to tear down the distressing reminders of a hateful patrimony but instead to construct our own national Mahnmal, one that exhorts us to live up to humanity’s highest ideals by confronting us with the dire consequences of surrendering to our worst impulses.”

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