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COMMENTARY: The big lie in Volunteer Park

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Christoph Giebel, associate professor of history and of international studies at the UW, writes of a marker in Seattle's Volunteer Park, "The marker’s words grotesquely falsify a gruesome past ... To call America’s violent conquest of Asia’s first constitutional republic [the Philippines] a 'liberation of oppressed peoples' constitutes an 'alternative fact' so shameless as to render the plaque’s continued display scandalous."

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