We concluded last week’s column with this paragraph: We have begun to wonder just exactly where these personal purism campaigns will stop. Certainly George Washington couldn’t pass muster. He was a slave owner of some magnitude, and that, if nothing else, should get him out of our pantheon of heroes, and off the $1 bill. Of course the passionate personal purists would find fault with Mother Teresa and Saint Francis. But, as we said before, if they have their way, it will simplify the study of history; there won’t be any left.