19 July 2004 - Monday

Harry Potter update

More proof that this little urchin is evil in this case, "a summary of the social and educational aims of neoliberal capitalism":

We have, then, an invasion of neoliberal stereotypes in a fairy tale. The fictional universe of Harry Potter offers a caricature of the excesses of the Anglo-Saxon social model: under a veneer of regimentation and traditional rituals, Hogwarts is a pitiless jungle where competition, violence and the cult of winning run riot.

Ilias Yocaris, in Le Monde, courtesy of the New York Times.

Via Gnostical Turpitude.

| Posted by Wilson at 0:20 Central | TrackBack
| Report submitted to the Humanities Desk


*runs screaming*


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