We shouldn't look to Russia for how to treat problematic history and its statues | Jeff Sparrow

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Coming to terms with the symbols of the past is necessary but meaningless if not accompanied by any deeper engagement with history

“This is what Stalin did.”

As many people have pointed out, Malcolm Turnbull’s response to the campaign against Australia’s colonial statues could not have been more maladroit.

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