A Small Italian Town Can Teach the World How to Defuse Controversial Monuments

I do not believe that the same solution would work as well in Richmond as it did in Bolzano. The difference is that the history of the fascist movement in Bolzano is now a relic of the past, so there is less of an issue that fascism is being idolized by leaving the monument up. In Richmond as well as the rest of the United States, the confederate movement and the racial undertones that debatable started it are still present. The divide between those that still support the ideas of the confederacy and those who feel confederacy monuments symbolize white supremacy is still an intense conflict and a compromise is unlikely to leave both sides satisfied.

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