The Importance of Historical Heritage and the Fallacy of the Cancel Movement: International Case Studies
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences (2020) Volume 10 No 3, 483-492
10 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2020
Date Written: May 23, 2020
The urge to rename streets, topple statues, and discredit historical figures is a dangerous development which must be stopped. Sadly, both the left and the right have succumbed to the urge to destroy heritage at one point or another. The present exploratory paper provides examples from Albania, Ecuador, and Japan to provide an international context to the challenge of dealing with history through a biased contemporary perspective Best practices should be publicized by the media so as to educate the public about the importance of history and the need for preservation rather than destruction.
Keywords: cancel culture, identity politics, national heritage
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