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Analysis | Monuments almost always "expire," but even ones now found offensive have lessons to teach

Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date. As society’s values shift, the legitimacy of monuments can and often does erode.


This is because monuments – whether statues, memorials or obelisks – reveal the values of the time in which they were created and advance the agendas of their creators.


https://theconversation.com/monuments-expire-but-offensive-monuments-can-become-powerful-history-lessons-143318

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