“The Ten Best Aaron Sorkin Rants”
I don’t like the man’s politics, but he surely can: write. #4–Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s War–is particularly great.
(Apparently, though, you’ll have to look elsewhere for that particular clip. Sorry.)
Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.
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Watching The Baader Meinhof Complexâ€™s titular Teutonic terrorist gang in action on the small screen, I was struck by dÃ©jÃ vu of it all. A small but growing band of radicals with a penchant for street theater, wishing to smash capitalism and destroy the system from within, led by a fanatical, brawling leader, with at least one articulate well-bred intellectual within the inner circle. Starting off by blowing up small, bourgeois shops. Eventually hooking up with sympathetic allies in the Middle East. Then killing American soldiers. And when finally cornered, going out in a Gotterdammerung of mass suicide rather than face punishment from their captors. Thatâ€™s never happened in Germany before
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