In ‘White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America’ by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, the disturbing and tragic tale is told of indentured servitude.
Both the tone and tenor of Rutherford’s take feel like a product of the kind of thinking in the West which is du jour these days, and I don’t mean that in a good way.
The book version of The Jungle Book is more complicated than I anticipated. For starters, it would never have been written for us to enjoy if not for the British Empire having colonized India.
As the documentary goes, we are the tyrannical aggressor, and China is really for free market prosperity – albeit a “free market” managed and controlled by the communist party.
For this weekend’s family movie night, we watched The King and I (1956). Starring Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam and Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens, this classic musical was another standby for me growing up. Lauren and the kids never having seen it before, they now can say they have seen it. And…