Who Is John Galt?
The makers of the new movie Atlas Shrugged: Part I have invited me to an exclusive screening today in Washington, D.C. Here’s the trailer:
They’ve taken a huge gamble, producing this ambitious film under a tight deadline and on a tight budget.
During the CPAC blogger bash at FreedomWorks, they previewed four scenes from the movie. Clearly, they’re hoping to generate major buzz before the film’s theatrical release on April 15.
Yeah: Tax Day. Pretty clever.
After his 20-year old son overdosed on drugs, Mike Stollings decided to post a photo of his body at the funeral home on Facebook out of grief and guilt. The...Read More
Robert Stacy McCain
In a way, Helvetica is the font of liberal fascism; itâ€™s certainly the font of corporatism. To borrow from one of the concluding memes of Jonah Goldbergâ€™s Liberal Fascism, itâ€™s the softer authoritarian nanny state of Brave New World, not the oppressiveness militarism of 1984.
I have a lengthy (and spoiler-packed, for better or worse) review of the third season of Mad Men (now out on DVD) over on the Pajamasâ€™ main page. Topics discussed include the showâ€™s slightly skewed politics and history of the Kennedy-era 1960s, amongst other things.
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