Bad Education

Slightly off any topic at all to do with history, I wonder how long before some benighted college student is accepted onto a PhD programme somewhere to produce their thesis “Inherent racism, oppressive hierarchies and social divisiveness in the Harry Potter Series.”

Think about it: Dobby the house elf was a slave. The Gringotts bank was run by a secretive cadre of goblins, demeaning readers of restricted stature by associating their role models with capitalistic greed and corruption. Giantism is similarly denigrated. Educational privilege is accentuated and endorsed. Wizards demonstrate antipathy to muggles rather than inclusivity.

That Rowling woman has set back daft uber-Liberal values by 50 years.

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