De-mythologizing History! Why We’ll Boycott Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

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Gary Corseri and Janis Schmidt: The Indian is largely invisible to Americans because if they became something more than the Hollywood Indian, Americans would be forced to confront their abiding racism.

Was There a Political Correct Way for Tarantino to Portray Black Slavery?

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Irene Monroe: While some will contest that Tarantino is being well…Tarantino, and he means no disrespect, others argue that his privilege as a well-respected moneymaking white heterosexual male filmmaker gives him carte blanche to recklessly express his creative juices even if it reinscribes stereotypes that many feel Django does.

Repackaging the Message

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Tom Degan: According to Repubicans they lost big during the campaign of 2012 – not because their ideas were beyond atrocious (perish the thought) – but because those ideas weren’t “packaged” properly.

Do You Have Ideas, or Do Ideas Have You?

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Charles Hayes: What could be more disturbing than to discover that your life’s goals and ambitions are the result of an ideology about which you remain unaware?

Will Revolution Succeed in Egypt?

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Steve Hochstadt: Little depends on what we in the U.S. do. Our best bet is to offer support to democratic institutions, no matter who the likely winner of a free vote might be.

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