Friends & Friction | Fighting statues: Was the history teacher wrong?

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The statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Picture: Christopher Moagi
The statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Picture: Christopher Moagi

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Do you think Winston Churchill suspected that his legacy would one day turn sour when he said that, “if we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we’ve lost the future”?

After being targeted by anti-racist protesters, his statue in London has had to be guarded by the police – in the UK of all places. Churchill also said history would be kind to him because he intended to write it.

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