The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2124 Monday, 20 November 2000.
Date: Friday, 17 Nov 2000 13:10:01 -0500
Subject: 11.2113 Re: Adams' Essay on Desdemona
Comment: Re: SHK 11.2113 Re: Adams' Essay on Desdemona
I certainly agree with John Robinson's view in the following exchange.
Judging the past by the "standards" of the present is a common
historiographical mistake. Moreover, such judgment implies that the
"standards" of the present are superior. Though I guess that's true.
Clearly, we today are *so* much less racist, sexist, narrow-minded and
*so* much more loving, forgiving and tolerant of differences than those
ignorant, self-centered, parochial boobs of the past.
Thanks for listening.