[lit-ideas] Re: Giving Thanksgiving

  • From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 02:42:27 -0500

On 11/29/2010 4:08 AM, Omar Kusturica wrote:
How does having been defeated and killed in battle make him not "noble" ? 
(Assuming that this was implied.)

I didn't imply that he was ignoble. Tecumseh was a great leader. Rather, I was referring to the Rousseauian "noble savage" trope that is so beloved of romantics, and has been such a source of harm since it was popularized.
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