statues

Nicholas Coleridge: The Ghislaine Maxwell I knew

15 August 2020 9:00 am

I have known Ghislaine Maxwell for more than 40 years, since she was a student at Balliol. I always liked…

Should Nicola Sturgeon get a statue?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s statues attest to a history buried under sentimental nationalism

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The woke war on religion

27 July 2020 10:30 pm

Though you wouldn’t know it from most American media outlets, the phenomenon of vandalizing and burning religious sites which is…

Why did we not ban Huawei earlier?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

‘Just rejoice’, as Mrs Thatcher once said about something else. The government’s decision to debug our national security by getting…

Trump is taking on the historical revisionists

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Donald Trump is fighting back against America’s historical revisionists

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Trump takes on anti-nationalism

4 July 2020 9:44 pm

Even the most ardent Trumpist must admit that it has been a bad few months for the President. The COVID-19…

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The neoliberal counter-revolution

2 July 2020 1:34 pm

America is not in the middle of a revolution — it is a reactionary putsch. About four years ago, the…

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Pigeons are the solution to the statue controversy

2 July 2020 2:25 am

Will nobody think of the pigeons? That thought has repeatedly occurred to me, as beloved roosts for generations of urban…

Michelangelo’s David must fall

27 June 2020 9:00 am

‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ said the plane’s banner as it circled the club’s stadium just after the teams had ‘taken…

Portrait of the week: Lockdown eases, debt rises and three killed in Reading

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Home Pubs in England would be allowed to reopen for table service from 4 July, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister,…

We should build more memorials to controversial people

27 June 2020 9:00 am

It is hard to find benign examples of imperialism

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Do we erase Black history when we take down statues?

27 June 2020 6:30 am

The Summer Of Our Discontent is in full swing and the social guillotines — at first applied to legitimate injustice…

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Our collective nervous breakdown

25 June 2020 1:40 am

It’s being sold by some as a glorious revolution, but what Western culture is really experiencing is a garden variety…

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Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

23 June 2020 1:16 am

So now they have come for Teddy Roosevelt. The large bronze statue of TR on horseback, flanked by a black…

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Self-righteous vandals

22 June 2020 12:47 am

Violent left-wing activists have taken to styling themselves as antifa, short for ‘anti-fascists’, though their street-fighting tactics resemble nothing so…

Made to measure: where did the metre come from?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Made to measure The government started reviewing whether we should stay two metres apart while social distancing or whether one…

Why stop at destroying statues?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

The actor John Cleese has been wondering if we should destroy Greek statues because Greeks believed ‘a cultured society was…

Letters: Did Bristol really want to see Colston fall?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Hong Kong’s success Sir: Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson are right to compare the UK’s Covid-19 response with Hong Kong’s…

Is there anywhere visitors will be welcome this summer?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Do stock markets foretell the future while politicians fudge and economists mumble? No: share prices collectively have a life of…

What Britain should learn from Belgium: history can be reappraised

13 June 2020 9:38 pm

Is it best to erase history, or reappraise history? We haven’t started taking down statues of royalty in Britain yet,…

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The war of the statues is a battle for freedom

11 June 2020 2:36 am

The war of the statues is no longer a battle over the memory of slavery, or the Confederacy, or the…

Here’s my solution to the problem of what to do with the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Lobengula was the second king of the Matabele people in what is now Zimbabwe. He was also the last. Cecil…

Monumental change: the overthrow of the statue of Napoleon I, which was on top of the Vendôme Column. The painter Gustave Courbet is ninth from the right

A short history of statue-toppling

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Sculptural topplings provide an index of changing times, says Martin Gayford