Remembering the Bad or Forgetting the Good through Historical Monuments

Monuments are erected around the world to memorialize people, events, and philosophies. But, just as monuments go up, some monuments come down. Does society hold the subjects of monuments to a higher standard or are monuments societies way of fantasizing the past? Some monuments are harshly judged while other are viewed as larger than life. Discuss with us as we dive deeper into society’s values of monuments.

Links to things mentioned in the show:

Altun Ha

Pyramids of Giza

Washington Post Article on

Monuments

King George III

Stalin

Saddam Hussein

Monuments Men movie

CNN Article on New Orleans Monument Removal

Andrew Jackson History and Monument

Aniconism in Christianity

Catholic Church’s Defense to Aniconism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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