Your views: “Don´t rewrite history.”

Peter Pan old book Credit: charcoal soul, Flickr

In a previous edition of the Euro Weekly News, questions were raised about the standards of education, prompted by York St John University’s “content warnings.”

According to the University, famous works including Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland consent to racism and white superiority.

The EWN readers had ardent responses to this claim; over 100 comments were shared on the web. It was unanimously affirmed that the University´s decision was more harmful than any of the content of the books.

“Madness!” was how Geoff Brooks described it: “Unfortunately many of the generation of our youths who are passing through these universities will be brainwashed by their tutors to think such trigger warnings are sensible.”

Dave Dickenson agreed: “Utter madness. The world is doomed, these headcases want trigger warnings on everything.” 

A vast number of EWN readers expressed their concern about the current standard of education. “What they are being taught in school these days is horrendous in comparison to these classics,” commented Jackie Quick-Rice.

Monica Wright emphasised: “I think these people don’t want children stimulated to use their own imagination.”

And Jenny Williams mentioned the negative impact of these renovations on the young generation: “This is sad. Why is choice being taken away? Children are more intelligent than we think.”

With such measures taken by the educational authorities, a question arises: what books should children be reading instead? Would these be the future works of the current literature students? 

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Written by

Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.


    • Peter Dare

      05 April 2024 • 10:44

      Perhaps the Bible should have a warning put on it!

      • eddie

        05 April 2024 • 14:16

        If you can find one in a school!

    • N. Kelly

      06 April 2024 • 15:36

      Have just finished re-reading 1984, where one of the key issues in it concerns the re-writing of history, documents, books, etc., or even eliminating them from existence, I find it really disturbing that even the idea of changing a classic text is considered acceptable. Surely such books can still be read for the pleasure of their stories, as told in different times, but with a door open for discussion about ideas that may be no longer acceptable , or at least questionable, in our times?

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