04 March 2008

Now some Shakespeare for a change

A number of girls taking the English national curriculum test at a Jewish school in Britain refused to answer required questions on Shakespeare, in protest over his portrayal of the Jewish character Shylock, a U.K. newspaper reported.
An easy out after reading this would be to laugh it off: the girls were just afraid of flanking the exam and found and ingenious way around the problem.

However, in the current atmosphere when the deity of Political Correctness rules, when Mark Twain is out for using some racial terms and Kurt Vonnegut is out for being a dangerous radical and three little pigs are out for being not halal - I wouldn't be surprised if some mandarin in the Ministry of Education decides that its is time to...