The Foreign Desk

Democracies and the monuments of their past

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26 August 2017

Episode 190

30 minutes


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During our summer series we’ve looked at art, architecture and personality cults of autocracies. But what happens when dictatorships end? In our final episode we turn to democracies and ask how countries deal with the symbols of their troubling past. From the confederate statues in the US to former Soviet monuments, how do we remember without glorifying ‘our’ history?

26 August 2017

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