Re: Profiting on tragedy? (was Humour)

Eric Watt Forste (
Tue, 31 Dec 1996 11:53:03 -0800

John P. Satta wrote:
>I for one see no problem with a bona fide attempt to make a historically
>accurate movie about the Holocaust (or any other sacred cow) and being paid
>for one's efforts whether or not any of the profits are donated to a worthy
>What do others think?

I agree with you. History is a product; if no one pays for it, it
will not get produced as much. We have academic positions in which
tenured specialists are paid salaries specificially to produce
history, but I don't care for single-sourcing of my information
products. Too many of these institutions are beholden to government
interests these days for me to trust them blindly.

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++