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

dfrank2 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:02 PM
6501, Republicans have a thing about looking noble by admitting that their side makes mistakes too. Seem to think it makes them come across as being more upfront about things. Does absolutely no good.

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...