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Birth of a Nation

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On February 18, 2015
100 years ago today, D.W. Griffith showed his racist epic film “Birth of a Nation” at a private White House screening for President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson called it “history written with lightning,” and said lightning strike sparked the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, which in its late teens and early twenties form became a […]

A Corner in Wheat

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On January 29, 2015

It is my birthday. I am now 41 with the personality of an 80 year old and the back of a 60 year old (as the snow has reminded me). Speaking of old things, my birthday present to the rest of you is A C

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Children of Eve

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On January 24, 2015
Like most of you, I spend my Saturday nights watching silent films. Title cards like this one from Children of Eve are one reason. It’s almost as if directors from 100 years ago are speaking to me from the grave. …This title card is followed by a reenactment of the Triangle Fire and subsequent heartbreak. […]
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If you are a football person, obviously you are spending the day cheering for Oregon to defeat Florida St and its rapist quarterback. By the way, comparing Winston to Ben Roethlisberger in a positive way, even if their games are similar on the field, is going to invite comment. If you are not a football […]

A Great Leftist Film

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On December 17, 2014

I finally watched The Wolf of Wall Street last night. No leftist has ever made a stronger indictment of capitalism. Nor an indictment of capitalism with more cocaine and sex. That it is not a leftist

No Rats Allowed

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On December 8, 2014

Jimmy Durante promoting the National Recovery Administration. I am consistently amazed at FDR’s propaganda network. I can only imagine what conservatives would say if Obama tried something like

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