Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by azuren82, Sep 2, 2008.
Yes they should, if it has to do with anything related to that topic. And Amalthea is exactly right.
I'll go for this.
I think it is possible, by and large, to separate an author from his work. For example, I enjoy listening to Wagner, but if I'd ever had a chance to meet him I would have punched the vicious little tosspot in the face, and spit on him to boot. He was a nasty little individual, but he wrote some great music. Similarly, quite a few fantasy books have religious/philosophical/political themes I may disagree with, but as long as it's done with subtlety and a light touch I'm prepared to go with it; it's only when a work becomes polemical that I find my hackles rising.
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