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Gehry’s Ghastly Eisenhower Memorial – George Weigel – National Review Online

The National Review is covering a story we covered here, some time ago.  We’re just glad someone is paying attention to the travesty being visited upon one of the best presidents of the 20th century.

Gehry’s Ghastly Eisenhower Memorial – George Weigel – National Review Online.

The present Eisenhower Memorial design, by postmodernist Frank Gehry, has virtually nothing to do with the Dwight David Eisenhower of history. Plans call for Ike to be memorialized in sculpture as a barefoot farmboy on the Great Plains: not the great wartime leader; not the soldier-diplomat; not the chief executive of the United States who presided over eight years of peace and prosperity. The Gehry conceit seems both obvious and entirely in tune with the postmodern deconstruction of history: There are no great men; there are no great virtues; there is no great striving; nor is there great accomplishment or great service to others. No one, visiting the Eisenhower Memorial as designed by Frank Gehry, would have the slightest reason to grasp the truth of the man himself …



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