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one more Les Mis-related note, in passing

Back when Django Unchained was in the movie theaters, a bunch of nerdy critics took potshots at the character of King Schultz for having anachronistic ("modern") attitudes toward slavery.

Besides the fact that this criticism utterly misses the point, I would like to merely note that Victor Hugo chose to illustrate the utter moral turpitude of Thernardier by sending him to America to become a slave trader. Les Miserables was published in 1862, or contemporaneous with the U.S. Civil War. Django Unchained is set "a few years before the Civil War."

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