And understanding this point is exactly why you should not edit or avoid Mark Twain, Astrid Lindgren, Tolkien, or Conan.
See, the value dissonance is entirely between wise and enlightened people like me, who grok human nature, and people who are authoritarian, religious, or censorial liars (while considering themselves to be good and virtuous). It’s absolutely interesting and worth debating, and touches upon issues that are both politically dear to me and scientifically interesting.
But to seriously discuss whether dead authors two generations ago were not well aligned with whatever values we have today is utterly boring, intellectually vapid, and ideologically facile. It’s not because I don’t understand the debate. It’s because it’s childish. I engage neither Creationists, nor cultural reductionists, postmodernists, or Sapir-Whorf defenders, for the same reason. I get their point. I just find it boring.
Happy Ent, most sociobiological studies are absolute bullshit.