Statues in changing times

From The Legion Magazine.


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Statues in changing times
Statues in changing times

Statues in changing times

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

‘Revisionism’ can seem like a bad word. It can conjure up images of Stalinist-style rewriting of history or of societal pandering to the whims of political correctness.

Historical revisionism has been at the forefront of public discourse since city councils and state legislatures south of the border began voting to remove Confederate statues from public spaces two years ago. In Halifax, work crews recently removed an 86-year-old statue of the city’s founder, Edward Cornwallis, from a public park after protests over the fact that as Nova Scotia governor he had offered a bounty for Mi’kmaq fighters taken prisoner, or their scalps in 1749.

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March/April 2018 issue now available!

NOW AVAILABLE!

The March/April 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. What’s inside?

CHARGE OF THE CAVALRY
100 years ago, mounted Canadian soldiers made an ill-fated charge at enemy forces in Moreuil Wood, France. It was one of the last such charges Canadian troops would attempt.

PENSION FOR LIFE
Disabled veterans to see a return to pensions for life

 

EYE ON DEFENCE
Snuffing out unacceptable behaviour in the ranks.

And so much more….

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This week in history
This Week in History

February 28, 1991

Operation Desert Storm, the combat phase of the Persian Gulf War, ends.

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