Debating Burns' Thesis on National Parks' Value
Living on the doorstep of Acadia National Park, my family hardly needs to be reminded that national parks are a good idea. But are they America's best idea, as Ken Burns' PBS documentary suggests?
Scott Klinger and Rebecca Adamson of the First People's Alliance challenge Burns' unequivocal enthusiasm. They credit Burns for acknowledging the violence against first peoples that stains the history of our parks. But for them the problem with the parks endures.