It's basically the same worldview as "The Wire," I guess. Or, to keep things tony, like Auden on Jane Austen:
You could not shock her more than she shocks me;And they teach (taught?) this stuff to children? Well, they probably should -- the distance between Aesopworld and the schoolyard isn't that much, either.
Besides her Joyce seems innocent as grass.
It makes me uncomfortable to see
An English spinster of the middle class
Describe the amorous effects of `brass',
Reveal so frankly and with such sobriety
The economic basis of society.