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6 mins | May 13, 2020

History is better served by putting the Men in Stone in museums

Simon Schama: changing attitudes towards racial injustice will affect our understanding of tolerance. It’s often only when statues are threatened that they are noticed, writes renowned historian Simon Schama in the Financial Times. However, rather than letting them disappear into canals, he calls for them to be relocated to museums where he says they can trigger genuine debate.

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