How We’re Still Funding The Civil War

As American cities debate what to do with Confederate monuments, many will be surprised to learn that over the last decade, taxpayers have spent $40 million on the preservation of these statues and Confederate heritage organizations. Brian Palmer of the Investigative Fund joins guest host John McCaa to talk about these links to America’s troubled past and the ongoing conversation about their future. His story “The Cost of the Confederacy,” written with Seth Freed Wessler, is a collaboration between Smithsonian magazine and The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.