David Brooks on Authority and Memorials

I think the New York Times columnist gets a lot wrong in the piece he published yesterday about the Eisenhower Memorial. I agree with him that Americans have a hard time with authority, with acknowledging and honoring greatness and with the dynamics and paradoxes of power. But I think the strength of Frank Gehry’s design for a monument to the 34th President of the United States is precisely its suppleness in dealing with these issues. My real beef with Brooks op-ed is that it doesn’t seem like he did much homework before writing it. My take here.

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One response to “David Brooks on Authority and Memorials

  1. c a clark

    Admire your tenacity, but the memorial is not the Gehry Memorial nor is Mr. Gehry the only possible choice for it. 🙂

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