Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quote of the Day #2

"Doctor Dolittle, by the way, may be hard to find, as he is now often banned by pompously correct librarians. They worry about the racism in The Story of Doctor Dolittle, but this was all but universal in the 1920s. In any case it is offset by the Doctor's splendid fight against the slave trade in Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, and, more profoundly, by the stand that all Doctor Dolittle books make against the vice of speciesism, which is as unquestioned today as racism was in earlier times."
-Footnote on Page 53 of Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins

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