Fix the Ike Memorial

by Conrad Black

From my most recent NRO article, on what Frank Gehry has left out of the proposed new Eisenhower memorial: “Gehry proposes to hang stainless-steel-mesh tapestries from stone columns to depict Eisenhower’s Kansas origins: an imaginative and attractive technique. Where it becomes more complicated is in the proposal to have, as the only representation of Eisenhower himself, a statue of him as a barefoot teenage boy in Abilene. This is nonsense. The monument is not raised up to a farm boy, but to the Supreme Commander of the Allied armies that liberated Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 and to a two-term president of the United States in tense and complex times.”

Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.