What I Learned In the Monument Wars

The recent flashpoints in conflicts over monuments and public art have usually been Confederate generals or problematic founding fathers. In Philadelphia, protesters have found another target: Frank Rizzo, the law-and-order mayor who presided over the city in the 1970s. A ten-foot tall bronze likeness of him stands, waving awkwardly in an ill-fitting suit, in the concrete plaza in front of the Municipal Services building. Demands to remove the statue have been growing ever louder.  

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