Christopher Hitchens Reads David Mamet…

…so you don’t have to.

Here’s a taste of what Hitch has to say:

Propagandistic writing of this kind can be even more boring than it is irritating. For example, Mamet writes in “The Secret Knowledge” that “the Israelis would like to live in peace within their borders; the Arabs would like to kill them all.” Whatever one’s opinion of that conflict may be, this (twice-made) claim of his abolishes any need to analyze or even discuss it. It has a long way to go before it can even be called simplistic.

…and also:

 [Mamet] shows himself tone-deaf to irony and unable to render a fair picture of what his opponents (and, sometimes, his preferred authorities, like Hayek) really believe. Quoting Deepak Chopra, of all people, as saying, “Our thinking and our behavior are always in anticipation of a response. It [sic] is therefore fear-based,” he seizes the chance to ask, “Is it too much to suggest that this quote contains the most basic prescription of liberalism, ‘Stop Thinking’?” On that evidence, yes, it would be a bit much.

The entire review can be found here.


Yeah Mamet… we no think cause all us libruls are retarded dumbfucks who don’t red or rite or knows maths. I use computer for smash. Sun god angry. Moon god sad. I like eating pooh.

TJ: First banks were too big to fail, now companies are too big to sue.

I’m betting Ginny Thomas got some nice speaking and consulting fees from Walmart.

@SanFranLefty: Unanimous, eh? The Ninth Circuit loses again.

@Dodgerblue: The 5-4 part of the decision is much more problematic to me.

A last yank on Wiener: turns out that a friend of mine did polling and survey work for him for years. Says Wiener was an “impetuous baby” and liked to cruise the DC bars for female action. My friend was not surprised by the dick tweet.

@ManchuCandidate: Intresting.

I dunno. It gets me riled when Limeys come here and take jobs away from decent hard-working Americans.

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