Skip to comments.David Mamet's Coming Out Party
Posted on 05/28/2011 1:53:45 PM PDT by annalex
Mr. Mamet has written a book-length, raucous coming-out party: "The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture." (If only the Voice editors had been around to supply a snappier title.)
Hear him take on the left's sacred cows. Diversity is a "commodity." College is nothing more than "Socialist Camp." Liberalism is like roulette addiction. Toyota's Prius, he tells me, is an "anti-chick magnet" and "ugly as a dogcatcher's butt." Hollywood liberalshis former crowdonce embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet." Oh, and good radio isn't NPR ("National Palestinian Radio") but Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt.
The book is blunt, at times funny, and often over the top.
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Exactly — he teaches Judaism to a bunch of liberals. How does he pull that off? It would be like a priest teaching evangelicalism to a liberal Catholic congregation. Somehow he is making it palatable to them, which strikes me as quite a feat. And it’s not like he’s hiding anything...he was open about planning to vote for Bush a couple of elections ago (according to Mamet). He must have an amazing knack for teaching and for diplomacy or tact or something.
I definitely understand that the tendency towards liberalism in Jews is mostly a response to their history. Hopefully that will change as they build up a new history here but I suspect it will be a very slow process.
Very motivating (or depressing). Thanks
how was the movie?
Decent. Worthwhile. It’s tough to go wrong with that cast.