Joseph Campbell was a right-wing racist and anti-Semite
And you think he defines a “hero”?
In 1988, a star was born when PBS broadcast “The Power of Myth.” Bill Moyers interviewed Joseph Campbell, the 83-year-old scholar who’d found the core story of all religions.
It was called the “hero’s journey.” Campbell had died by the time the PBS series aired. Posthumously, he became ultra-famous, his ideas cited endlessly—as if they were…