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“The Framers Were Not Even Men. Or Virginians.”


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?

…see also. And this.

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