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Revenge of the Neo-Jacobins

Some mock America’s statue-smashers as ignoramuses who do not know what they are doing or why. But there are very good reasons why we see monuments cast down all over the West, including the United States. Let’s not wave this off as mindless stupidity.

The radical rule is that the more you destroy, the more you can rebuild in your image. Wrecking the past allows you to shape the present and the future. To smash indiscriminately is an attempt to create a year zero, as in any revolution. Everything before the year zero is evil by definition.

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