There is a Conversation to be Had

I woke up this morning to find Piers Morgan clashing vehemently with some upstart columnist fighting yet again for the removal of a historical monument, this time Nelson's column, erected to commemorate the British victory against Napoleon in 1805. Piers Morgan can be inconsistent and opportunist, no doubt, but when he's on, he's dead on.… Continue reading There is a Conversation to be Had

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Rhodes Must Stand

As I've made quite clear in a previous text, I am opposed to the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign, and am opposed to the radical revision of history in general. It is not in spite of Rhodes' zealous attitude towards colonialism and his galling and excessive national and racial chauvinism that I make this stand, but… Continue reading Rhodes Must Stand

Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments

With the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign still making headlines, I'd like to give a couple of my thoughts on the idea of statue removal and the white-washing of colonial history. For those that don't know, 'Rhodes Must Fall' is a campaign for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes, who was both a prominent… Continue reading Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments