I don’t have the patience to to deal with David Mamet’s latest hackwork in any detail; I’m glad I’ll be screening The Verdict in law & society class today to help me forget his unfortunate side career as an eighteenth-rate political pundit. So I’ll mostly outsource to Tomasky. I really can’t resist this line, though:
The Founding Fathers, far from being ideologues, were not even politicians.
I…wow. My question: does Mamet really think that being selected as a delegates to the convention was the first political experience for Madison and Hamilton? Given their subsequent careers, isn’t that something you might want to at least look up?