Ban the Divine Comedy? Really?

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Oh, come on, now!It is a world-renowned work of literature and one of the foundation stones of the Italian language, but Dante's Divine Comedy has been condemned as racist, homophobic, anti-Islamist and anti-Semitic.The classic work should be removed from school curricula, according to Gherush 92, a human rights organisation which acts as a consultant to UN bodies on racism and discrimination.Dante's epic is "offensive and discriminatory" and has no place in a modern classroom, … [Read more...]


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