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David Mamet’s The Anarchist: The New Left’s Terrible Triumph

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:08 AM
If we endure in any way as a people, in 20 years will this kind of writing, thinking, commentary, or observational skills even exist?
rman859 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:37 AM
I suspect that "1984" will be reality
Birdman III Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:19 PM
Orwell merely missed the date of his prophecy.

In New York Friday to appear on Sean Hannity’s program, I stayed an extra day to catch an early performance of David Mamet's new play The Anarchist, now in its second week of previews. Sitting next to Marcello, a Brazilian venture capitalist, we chatted about the election just past.

"I do not understand you Americans. Dogs on car roofs? Really?"

I can't argue that our process isn't absurd or that our media isn't mired in the trivial. The day before I had interviewed Israel's Ambassador to the United States, historian Michael Oren, and had passed a pro-Israel demonstration in...