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Re: Adams' Essay on Desdemona
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2124  Monday, 20 November 2000.

From:           Norman J. Myers <
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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.

Norman Myers
 

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