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If the email address you entered is associated with a web account on our system, you will receive an email from us with instructions for resetting your password.If you don't receive this email, please check your junk mail folder.Back to Login Your subscriber number is the 8 digit number printed above your name on the address sheet sent with your magazine each week.Entering your subscriber number will enable full access to all magazine articles on the site.Here in Britain we have never been particularly statue-conscious.This was a reminder to the inhabitants not only of who was in charge, but also who had ordered that the centre of the town be blown up in 1982 and somewhere between 10,000 and 40,000 people massacred.

Simply visit the My Account page, enter your subscriber number in the relevant field and click 'submit changes'.One of the stranger disputes of the past few weeks has concerned a Victorian figure that has occupied a niche in the centre of Oxford for more than a century without, for the most part, attracting any attention at all.This was clear — until quite recently, at least — when one drove into the Syrian city of Hama.There, dominating a roundabout, was a large bronze representation of the late President Hafez al-Assad.


Now, of course, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign is demanding that the sculpture — its subject having been posthumously found guilty of racism and imperialism — should be taken down from the façade of Oriel College.

The controversy is a reminder of the fact, sometimes forgotten by the British, that public statues are intensely political.


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