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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…

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