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

gmallast Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM
There are times watching the TV news or reading what passes for newspapers these days, I am seriously tempted to burn my journalism diploma. And maybe smile a little wan smile I got stuck in technical writing where we at least produce meaningful material that accomplishes something if anyone ever bothers to read it. Watching TV news before digitizing rendered my TVs obsolete, I came to the conclusion all these vacuities know are sports and celebrities. If any one of them ever read a serious book or thought a serious thought he would have a stroke. This is a symptom of over-specialization in education. More on Facebook

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...