Subversive Nature of Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Conder, R.L.
August 1979
National Review;8/31/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 35, p1087
The article reports on the investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the subversive effects of nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Among those fairy tales and nursery rhymes are "Jack and Jill," "Three Men in a Rub," "Moon-Jumping Cows," "Curds and Whey," "Candlestick Jumping," "Rumpelstiltskin," and "Little Red Riding Hood."


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