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Dr. Frank's What's-it: Comment on Nihil Obstat
Comments: Nihil Obstat

"Our aesthetic and moral pretenses have shifted a bit since the days of the dreaded Victorians."

When you actually read their stuff, that have far fewer pretensions than we do.

Political Correctness is a much more suffocating code than Victorian moralism ever was.

Posted by Lexington Green at February 25, 2011 08:54 PM

and people don't just say the book is bad, they often assume the author thinks everything the character says and does is good, and is therefore a bad person him/herself.

Posted by aaron at February 25, 2011 09:59 PM

Amen, LG. Is there anyone today as brave, brilliant, and forceful as Carlyle?

Posted by josh at February 26, 2011 02:31 AM

Damn Frank,
There's more spam in here than a Korean pantry.

Posted by Bill at March 8, 2011 04:35 AM