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Paul Berton: Will history see this summer as pivotal?

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09.08.2019

A year from now, or a decade hence, what will we see when look back on this summer?

Will it be viewed as just another long, hot season? Or a seminal moment? A turning point in our history?

Will future historians pinpoint this as the time that overdue justice finally came to targeted groups in Hamilton and beyond? Will we look back and recognize this as the moment authorities recognized bad behaviour and did something about it? Will today's rabble rousers be viewed tomorrow as heroes?

Will history interpret this as the time we finally woke up to the developing catastrophe of hate and hate speech, the pressing danger — beyond the wonder — of the internet and social media, the failure of private and public entities to confront it, and the laissez-faire attitude of........

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