"We should re-imagine what these statues stand for!" Show more Show less
There are more productive ways to treat our statues, which neither venerate evil, nor promote a vigilante culture.
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Vandalism is art
The obvious solution that stops history from being wiped out, yet highlights the wrongdoing of controversial figures, is turning them into pieces of art. That is, the vandalism itself should be seen as a piece of performative history, in which the heroes of the past face the morality of the present.
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