Film images courtesy of Movie Star News
Beatrix Potter images courtesy of BBC/Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition
I’m not sure when this happened, but over the past 20 years there has been a concerted effort to promote the idea that the past can’t be comprehended by children of the present. I don’t have a calendar for when this phenomenon started, but it is definitely in full swing. Case in point: the trailer for the new “Peter Rabbit” film. To say that I was horrified while watching it would be an understatement. To suggest that it filled me with despair and dread — a dark, bubbling anxiety about the future of humanity — would be an overstatement, but just by a hare’s hair.