As #RhodesMustFall continues unabashed, ought we to sanitise history?

The #Rhodesmustfall campaign goes beyond merely refusing to be silent about Cecil Rhodes or sanitising his role in history. It is tantamount to censorship which, if followed to its logical conclusion, will leave us no history left to study.

God doesn’t airbrush history and nor should we

Assessing figures from the past by modern moral values, and seeking to remove people from historical study who fail to live up to them, is to impose an impossible measure upon study and to airbrush history in a way that will be detrimental to us all.