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Doctor Who Embodies Post-Imperial Britain
"In many ways, the show carried on the themes of Victorian youth literature: the Doctor is a fearless traveler; he encounters strange cultures and lands; he is stoic, sophisticated, and not without a few eccentricities. ... By aligning the show with trends in Western international relations, the audience is able to enjoy the continuation of imperial literature without any of the unsavory political undertones. It's as if Cecil Rhodes joined the Peace Corps and donated his salary to UNESCO."
Los Angeles Review of Books 03/30/13
Posted April 3, 2013 12:46 AM
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