Intellectually it is just so much thrashing but represents the type of arguments we will face.
I think that what is important is to know which players are behind it.
American Conservative is published by the American Ideas Institute. The masthead for the magazine and the board of directors for the American Ideas Institute are at this web page.
You will see that Allison Wicks is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the publisher of D Magazine.
This is the 2nd article American Conservative has published defending Confederate statues.
This is an earlier blog on a previous article in American Conservative defending Confederate monuments by Rod Dreher.
I am not surprised that American Conservative is taking the lead to defend Confederate monuments. In their pages I have found many persons who contributed to Southern Partisan or Chronicles or otherwise are involved in neo-Confederate groups.
Reactionary Dallas appears to be mobilizing to defend Confederate monuments.