I really want to thank everyone who has read & commented on my preceding post. However, I have been overwhelmed with responding to comments & would just like everyone to know that I will no longer be approving comments that contain alternative arguments. I will continue to approve comments which are supportive, but will not be responding to them.
It was never my intention to turn my classics book blog into a place for political argument. My blog is essentially nothing more than a place for me to chat with other readers and to post my thoughts about books and communicate with other readers about books. I have never received as much traffic as this post has generated, and I never expected to get the kind of traffic that this post has generated – I am accustomed to site views per day in numbers far below 100, and that particular post has generated site views in the thousands per day.
So, having said that, do not attempt to post comments complaining that I have not left open a place for an alternative viewpoint. They will not be approved and they will be deleted. This is my blog. If you want to generate an argument/discussion, you can start your own blog, or you can log on to one of the many places on the internet where those sorts of discussions regularly occur.
Again, thank you to everyone who has read and commented on this post. I really don’t like the place it has taken my blog and will not be doing it again. If you followed my blog in the hopes of seeing more posts along these lines, I encourage you to unfollow, unless you enjoy reading posts about The Hobbit, Frankenstein, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charles Dickens.