Monumental Banality

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Read Jonathan Last's account of how the Flight 93 Memorial is shaping up, and weep.

The photo above, incidentally, is of D.C.'s World War I Memorial, which is simple, small, lovely and inspiring, even though it probably didn't cost $44.7 million dollars and definitely doesn't include any windchimes. Go figure.

Photo by Flickr user JerseyHawaii used under a Creative Commons license.

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Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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