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Peace in our time - Blue Shield says no more shooting at statues

History is something you make, not something you keep. This is a useful axiom to bear in mind when all about you are tut-tutting at the Taleban's demolition of Buddhist statues in Afghanistan. They should be reminded that history boils over with examples of the destruction of religious symbols, from the atheistic excesses of China's cultural revolution, through the vandalism of the Bolsheviks in Russia, to the smashing of medieval stained glass by the iconoclasts in our own English ...


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