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After Charlottesville: Comparing Totalitarian Imagery

Last weekend’s deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia revolved around a decision to tear down a monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. White nationalists say it dismantles their heritage. Counter-protestors claim it is a symbol of oppression. Many have compared Robert E. Lee statues to those of totalitarian leaders. Thousands of Lenin and Stalin statues have been torn down across the former Soviet Union. One memorable image from the 2003 Iraq War was when Saddam Hussein’s monument was torn down. Dr. Myron Panchuk is a depth psychologist. Also a Catholic priest, he’s spent his life researching historical traumas and imagery. Panchuk joins us for a comparative look at historical imagery.


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