Mamet’s religious practice, along with his sensitivity to Israel, has deepened since he moved to Southern California and joined Ohr HaTorah. In 2006, he published a scorching book of essays, The Wicked Son, rebuking secular Jews for their (alleged) self-loathing and reluctance to defend Israel.
I find myself getting more liberal and fearing death less as I get older, even as I understand them darn kids less and less. I also find myself a bit more forgiving of stupidity on the part of the young and less forgiving of stupidity on the part of older folks.
Maybe it's because I'm not rich but not poor, and don't really see a bogeyman trying to keep me down or take me down.
… when he says "As a child of the '60s, I accepted as an article of faith that government is corrupt, that business is exploitative, and that people are generally good at heart" I see someone who is studiously self-unaware. Mamet thinks people are generally good at heart? David fucking Mamet? His body of work displays such a plain contempt for human nature that I can only conclude his own life had been completely unexamined. Until he decided he's a conservative.
And now that he's a conservative, he thinks that government is basically corrupt, and that people can be trusted to do what's right. What intellectual journey has just taken place? None. He's just changed jerseys.
Dave thought What’s the Matter with Kansas? had the answer for why people could even think to vote for a Republican—it’s because they’re duped by capitalist fat cats. I tried to tell him that people really weren’t that stupid. They just have other interests, other values. They’re values voters.
- Margaret Thatcher was right that Labour needed a few good drubbings to get some sense knocked into it.
- The theory of evolution is scientifically ludicrous and politically poisonous.
- Materialism is a problem for which the only solution is reinvigorated spirituality.
- Degraded attitudes toward sex are responsible for the greater part of our social problems.
While it just so happens that "liberals" have basically absorbed all of America's empiricists
What does this even mean?
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