Letters to the Editor February 2015
The monument’s men
To the Editors:
Bruce Cole’s scathing piece, “A Monumental Shame,” which you actually accepted for publication (December 2014), is another of his dyspeptic and distorted diatribes against the proposed memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Because Mr. Cole uses his position on the Eisenhower Memorial Commission to insult the intelligence and integrity of his fellow commissioners, the article might better have been called, “Boring from Within.”
Mr. Cole was named a commissioner by President Obama in 2013, more than three years after Frank Gehry’s draft design had been approved by a unanimous vote of the twelve-member Commission. There is something to be said for unanimity, representing as it did a bipartisan spread of Mr. Cole’s insultees: four senators, four representatives, and four “civilians,” including Ike’s grandson, Prof. David Eisenhower, who had been appointed by...
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