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Does “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” have a hidden message? – David B. Parker – Reading Between the Lines

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In his introduction to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum claims that the book is simply an innocent children’s story. But some scholars have found hidden criticisms of late-nineteenth-century economic policies in the book. Is it possible that one of America’s favorite children’s stories is also a subversive parable? David B. Parker investigates the text for clues.

Lesson by David B. Parker, animation by Avi Ofer.

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