History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important?

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Gerry Hassan
History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important?

History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 2nd 2019 In recent years, from US campuses to towns to the UK, public statues have increasingly become a subject of heated debate and controversy. From Charlottesville in the US where one protestor was killed, to Cecil Rhodes in Oxford, and to what kind of plaque Henry Dundas has in Edinburgh, this is a live issue. These debates are about much more than the…

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Gerry Hassan
History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important?