Statues Don’t Teach History, They Applaud It

“Statue of Cecil John Rhodes at UCT” in Cape Town by barbourians is licensed with CC BY 2.0. The statue was removed in April 2015.

Recently I saw a piece quoting the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Louise Richardson, saying removing from Oriel College the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the colonial administrator and financier, . The UK Prime Minister has also expressed the view, in a series of noting, particularly in relation to the statue of Winston Churchill, that “statues teach us about our past, with all its faults”…