Tag: Political Culture

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Parsing — and Damning — “God Bless the USA”

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”...

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Political Culture: “Jericho” Walls Come Tumbling Down … Again

“It’s not a country, it’s a company.” The most politically daring drama on network television comes to a likely...

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Political Culture: Patriotism and the Mind-Body Problem

To no one’s surprise, Republicans this week trotted out what promises to be one of their primary lines of attack against Barack...

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Political Culture: Films They Won’t Be Celebrating on Oscar Night

Looking back on a year that many critics hail as one of Hollywood’s best ever, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that many of...

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Current Events, Music, Political Culture

Political Culture: Songs for the Stump

Silly Republicans: Don’t you know heartland rock is for Democrats? We seem to go through this every election cycle: Another GOP...

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Political Culture: No Sex, Please, We’re American

Last week the Federal Communications Commission harrumphed briefly to life, handing down one of its outrageous and seemingly arbitrary...

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Political Culture: Rudy and the First Amendment, Part Two

“In Rudy Giuliani’s New York, where the curtain is being lowered on civil rights and civil liberties, anyone who dares to...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Rudy and the First Amendment, Part One

“Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of...

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Political Culture: “November” Spawns a Monster

“Why do they hate me?” wails Nathan Lane as the fictional (but not too fictional) President Charles H.P. Smith, early in David...

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Political Culture: The Bush Administration’s Funny Games

Py Korry’s excellent piece the other day about the John Woo torture memo got me thinking about, of all things, a movie trailer that...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Will Hollywood Matter in 2008?

“Who cares what I think? I’m not the president. I’m just a storyteller, man.” So says Bob Dylan — or, at...