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The Emperor’s New Clothes

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I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after reading Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” [Dog-Eared Page, May 2017]. As an English teacher I love the power of stories to speak to us across generations. What a timely and chilling portrait of our current spate of “alternative facts.” Andersen’s fairy tale reminds us to listen to our children — and to the child in each of us — for the unadulterated truth.

Erin Meadows Asheville, North Carolina
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