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The Lifted Veil
George Eliot
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Jacques Ranciere
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man - Carl Barks, Gary Groth, George Lucas

Carl Barks's stories about Unca Scrooge and Unca Donald and the Junior Woodchucks are almost as much fun as I remember them being when I first read them sixty years ago--only now I think it'd be fascinating to try to work out the relationship between the depiction of Unca Scrooge's moneybin and the vast Disney moneymaking empire. Like, how did these Disney characters get away with satirizing all the values the Disney empire stands for?  What is it about the satire that renders it harmless enough that the Disney empire happily allowed it?