Friday, April 19, 2019

John C. Calhoun: American

Of all the American vice-presidents, none is more vilified than John C. Calhoun.

Calhoun is known as the “defender of slavery,” the “cast iron man,” the “man who started the civil war.” His monument in Charleston has been vandalized, his name removed from Calhoun College at Yale, his Alma Mater, and now his home, Clemson University, is debating whether to drop his name from the honors college. Why?

Americans don’t understand John C. Calhoun.

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