I've seen this before
Posted by Lesley on April 29, 1998 at 18:24:03:
In response to hmmm... this is a difficult one., written by Kate on April 27, 1998 at 17:22:45
] Am I jumping to conclusions here or is there more than a whisper of anti-Semitism in CCF?
] It makes you realise how casually anti-Semitic feelings were expressed in the 30s. I'd love to know something more about Gibbons to know where this was coming from.
I've seen this type of thing before in Agatha Christie. The casual racial slur was acceptable at that time, however repugnant it is to us. Yet, Christie was far from a Nazi. As a matter of fact, she wrote in Come, Tell Me How You Live , that she was terrified by the fierce anti-semetic views expressed by the German consulate that she met in the Middle east with her archeologist husband, Max Mallowan. It seems to me that that these racial slurs didn't necessarily mean that the person harbored a deep personal hatred of Jews.
- casual racial slurs. Kate 08:33:39 4/30/98 (3)
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