Yes, I know, you’re probably tired of hearing about Hamilton at this point. You’ve seen one too many posts about this hip new Broadway show, and you’ve heard one too many references to it. Perhaps you refuse to give in to the hype; out of sheer stubbornness you refrain from listening to the soundtrack at all. But I am here to convince you that maybe you should give it a chance. After all, Hamilton is not just a fluffy trend. It is truly good.
Trendy media is entertaining. What sets quality media- whether it’s a book, song, movie, or stage musical- apart is its depth, and Hamilton has depth. It is full of valuable messages, it promotes virtues such as independence, forgiveness, courage, equality, and hard work, and it does not blur the lines between right and wrong as do so many stories today.