Alan Dershowitz: Liberals in Statue Debate ‘Doing What Stalin Did’
During an interview with Fox & Friends, Alan Dershowitz slammed the hard left by describing their efforts to tear down Confederate monuments as Stalinist.
Brian Kilmeade began by asking Dershowitz for his thoughts about the news that the country’s oldest monument to Christopher Columbus was recently defaced amidst the pushback against statues. Dershowitz was concerned people might try to tear down statues of America’s slave-owning founding fathers, and he said that erasing national history is not the right way to inform the public about the country’s evolution.
“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 – 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.”
Dershowitz also went after Antifa for using their opposition to fascism to justify violence and the stifling of free speech. He went on to say that moderate liberals have a responsibility to hold left-wing radicals accountable, but President Trump and centrist conservatives are obligated to condemn hard-right extremism too.
Watch above, via Fox.
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