The Robert E. Lee statue is the only Confederate monument left standing on Monument Ave. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Richmond’s Statues of Limitation

A legal battle to block the removal of the city’s most iconic Confederate memorial shows how stubborn the past can be

At the root of any organism lives everything healthy and ill within it. Richmond, Virginia, is not simply an American city. Richmond is an American root. It shines with a municipal beauty that balances sleek…