Apparently not, according to Camille Paglia, a feminist professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
In an interview,
She recalls a “horrifying” example from her classroom a few years ago. She was teaching “Go Down, Moses, ” the famous Negro spiritual. “The whole thing is about antiquity,” she says, “but obviously it has contemporary political references.” She passed out the lyrics and played the music, “and it suddenly hit me with horror—none of them recognized the name ‘Moses.’ And I thought: Oh my God, when Moses is erased from the West, what is left of Western civilization?”
Read more of the interview,A Feminist Capitalist Professor Under Fire: The
students who demand her firing, Camille Paglia argues, take prosperity for granted, are socially undeveloped, and know little about Western history. Who’s Moses?” and you’ll see that Paglia is no right-winger from whom you would expect this critique.
By the way, Paglia, 72, describes a childhood experience when she asked a nun, “If God is infinitely forgiving, I asked the nun, is it possible that at some point in the future he’ll forgive Satan?” A great question (I had never thought of it), but from the nun came condemnations for even asking the question.
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