Saturday, April 9, 2016

George Will: The Battle to Save a Revolutionary War Battlefield

Princeton, N.J. — One of history’s most important battles happened here on a field you can walk across in less than half the 45 or so minutes the battle lasted. If George Washington’s audacity on January 3, 1777, had not reversed the patriots’ retreat and routed the advancing British, the American Revolution might have been extinguished. --Yet such is America’s neglect of some places that sustain its defining memories, the portion of the field over which Washington’s nation-saving charge passed is being bulldozed to make way for houses for faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). [And what do the academics have to say about it?] Read more at National Review


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