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If You’re Going to Rename John Wayne Airport, Rename FDR Drive

The cultural revolution continues.

The targets are random, but generally conservative, because the targeters are both ignorant and maliciously partisan. I’m sure plenty of celebrities gave terrible interviews to Playboy in the seventies. And plenty of them probably said things about race and gender that would get them banned from campuses forever today.

Except that they didn’t say them today.

Eras have specific contexts. And the seventies was a particular mess.

Some lefty today rediscovering a John Wayne interview that he did with Playboy in the seventies an then using it to call for the destruction of all things Wayne-ish shows a remarkable ignorance on two levels.

First, you have a lefty digging up an interview that plenty of people knew existed back when John Wayne Airport and other places were named after the Duke. It’s obscure only in the age of millennial journalism where the likes of MSNBC’s Katy Tur think that George Washington was a New Yorker.

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