Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz likened the push to take down statues of some historical figures posed “a danger.”
Dershowitz urged to use the statue push as “an educational moment” and likened the efforts underway to what Russian dictator Joseph Stalin had done in his rise to power.
“Of course there’s a danger of going too far. There’s a danger removing Washington and Jefferson and other of our founding fathers who themselves owned slaves. Look, we have to use this as an educational moment. We have to take some of the statues that were put up more recently, for example, during the Civil Rights Movement and perhaps move them to museums where they can be used to teach young students about how statues are intended sometimes for bad purposes, to glorify negatives and to hold back positive developments.”
“But the idea of willy-nilly going through and doing what Stalin did: just erasing history and re-writing it to serve current purposes, does pose a danger, and it poses a danger of educational malpractice, of missing opportunities to educate people, and of going too far,” he added.
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