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Thread #138935   Message #3211377
Posted By: GUEST,Brian Grayson
23-Aug-11 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: Kipling with the Tradition
Subject: RE: Kipling with the Tradition
More pontificating on the subject of Kipling's politics... Oh, dear.

The whole "why was Kipling so unfeelingly politically incorrect?" argument reminds me of Bowdler's re-writing of Shakespeare's plays to cut out the naughty bits: undoubtedly well-meaning, but pointless to us today. Just read the bloody poetry/prose and listen to the songs, guys - and get a life!

'Reactionary racist paternalistic imperialism'? Good grief!