The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110621 Message #2322626
Posted By: Ruth Archer
22-Apr-08 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
"The problem is that his artistic sense and immersion in the subject subverted his scholarly ethics. Nobody enjoys being fooled, and genuine scholars take pains not to fool them. "
Lighter, i agree up to a point. The thing that concerns me - and I speak as someone whose politics are very left of centre - is that Lloyd was coming from a particular political perspective, and the re-writes were sometimes done specifically to support his polemic. That's where, for me, the dishonesty really becomes an issue.