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Kipling

With Disney's new version of the Jungle Book coming out, it may be a time to remember Kipling, whose imperialistic outlook made him a bit passes, to say the least.

BBC tells the story of Kipling's son, missing in action presumed killed, in WWI, and how it affected his father.

InOurTime podcast on Kipling




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previous version: Jungle Book1942

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the delightful Disney cartoon



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the audiobook at Librivox 

I know he wrote Kim and Just So Stories, but I forgot he wrote Captains Courageous and Gunga Din...

and I always thought the movie "The Man who would be king" was a metaphor for imperialism: Going in to get rich, taking over by accident, and then trying to reform society to be more civilized, only to have the locals object violently: because they think their customs aren't as bad as you think they are, and also because you are a foreigner, and what gave you the right to tell them what to do?
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