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‘Les Mis’: Why do we idealize Jean Valjean and act like Javert?

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | January 2, 2013

Since it opened on Broadway in 1987, the musical Les Miserables has captured the American imagination, running until 2003; the fourth longest running show in Broadway history.  The movie version, starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, just opened and the show I saw last night was packed. The story, based on Victor Hugo’s Emile Zola‘s 1862 … Continue reading »