Down with Harry Potter!

Submitted by Matthew on 12 January, 2011 - 12:18

Daisy Thomas writes (Solidarity 3/187, review of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’) that “A lot of people, myself included, have grown up with Harry and his friends. Some people only really got into reading because of Harry Potter...”

Since when do esoteric fantasy-stories help to explore class-structures, and not cover them up? Don’t they stop young people reading better books? Is this what we want children to grow up with? Can Marxists approve such literature?

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