Stephen Daisley Stephen Daisley

Roald Dahl and the limits of cancel culture

Roald Dahl in 1954 (photo: Carl Van Vechten)

Roald Dahl was a proud antisemite but if it’s real courage you’re after, look to his family who, a mere 30 years after his death, have finally acknowledged that the children’s author wasn’t keen on the Jews.

The Sunday Times reports that the family ‘recently met for the first time in several years to discuss the problem and published a discreet apology for his racism on his website’.

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