Sunday, September 20, 2020

The holier-than-everyone clowns strike again …

… Man and Underman at RADA | City Journal. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

If every person commemorated for exceptional achievement is to be pulled down from his plinth because he is subsequently found to have been less than a saint (according to current conceptions of sanctity), we shall end up honoring no one except ourselves. We shall not allow performances of Shakespeare because, in his will, he left his wife his second-best bed, thereby revealing (we suppose) his deep misogyny.
 The students appear to be self-righteously stupid, but the administrators are contemptible cowards. And I’ve always thought that Shaw, while a great playwright, was himself something of an ass.

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