Dean Solomon on NPR: The Charlottesville rally 5 years later

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Ian Solomon, dean of UVA's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, says the violence in Charlottesville showed that anti-democratic forces are ascendant in the U.S. (Photo by Eze Amos for NPR.)

In recent reporting on NPR, Dean Ian H. Solomon at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy shared his reflections on the rally by white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee five years ago. Holding organizers to account is an important step, says Solomon. But he says it's unclear which direction the country will take.

"Are the pro-democratic forces and pro-democracy movements going to prevail or not?" asks Solomon. He too considers events in Charlottesville a warning.

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