I feel the need to set this up a bit. On Friday I went for a drink with some of the guys from my teacher training course, and we got talking about John Green. Now, I really like the guy - his novels, well, I only really know Fault in Our Stars, but I really like his YouTube channel - CrashCourse. I use it when I can when I teach, and recommend it to people who want to learn more about history or literature. They are, to be honest, impressively detailed, and taught me a thing or two I didn't know before. But. When it talks about literature I know well, like Homer and Oedipus, Green's comments always seem to me a bit weird - incomplete actually. And always geared in one direction. He's very much a fan of Feminist theory it seems. I first noticed this with his video on The Odyssey, not once in his entire video (about 13 minutes or so) did he ever mention the concept of 'Arate' or, basically, Nobility - excellent qualities. This strikes me as really odd, because in my opinion that's the entire point of both The Iliad and The Odyssey. But then again - his CrashCourse videos often have high production values, and are very entertaining to watch too. I said basically all this in much fewer words: basically I said that he's fun, wrong in places, but still worth using because he puts things succinctly and is interesting while doing it. One of my mates then said he disagreed with me, saying that people who watch Green's videos are unlikely to read other criticism around the texts Green talks about, and that he's doing more harm than good by caging people inside interpretations that could be easily argued against. This has been on my mind all weekend. What does everyone else think?