Fyi, Brendan Gill attacked Joseph Campbell posthumously:
"'He wasn't my enemy when he was an obscure person full of eccentric notions,'' Mr. Gill said in a telephone interview..... ''But,'' Mr. Gill continued, explaining his decision to publish his anti-Campbell essay, ''when he became a conspicuous public figure and got a response of millions of people, then I had to take up arms against him.''
Check out his source:
"When the astronauts landed on the moon, Mr. Gill writes, illustrating what he alleges to be Campbell's private anti-Semitism, ''Joe made the repellent jest'' that ''the moon would be a good place to put the Jews.'' Mr. Gill says the remark was heard by a member of his family who was a student at Sarah Lawrence.
https://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/06/arts ... itism.html
Perhaps Campbell was some form of racist, I certainly don't know. But reading a fair amount of his work, I can't imagine a worse way to harbor bigotry than to be a public scholar of humanity's multi-cultural dimensions.
Personally, not a fan of Brendan Gill.