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

dfrank2 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:32 PM
Hewitt has a problem predicting political things, caused by his presumption that his fellow citizens are by and large an intelligent lot. If he were to disabuse himself of that joke, he would prove to be a reasonably astute prognosticator

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...