November 2, 2013
OBLIGATORY NAZI REFERENCE:
Games with Orson : The politically correct denunciation of a movie and a novelist (John J. Miller, 11/11/13, National Review)
The book was the assigned summer read for Hanover High School. If the Left can't control academic towns they've really lost. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2013 8:41 AMNow the modern-day news herd has descended on Card himself, as the movie version of Ender's Game, with its production budget of more than $110 million, prepares to reach theaters on November 1. Many left-of-center pundits dismiss Card as a social pariah -- a gay-bashing bigot and possibly even a racist -- simply because he is a Mormon who has had the gall to oppose same-sex marriage. "Card's views are ugly," complained Alexandra Petri in the Washington Post in a column about calls to boycott the movie on account of the author of the novel it's based on. Petri came down on the side of seeing the film -- see it despite the "visible intolerance" of Card, she said -- but others are less certain. Many are doing their best to creep out moviegoers: David Weigel of Slate even compared Card to George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi party. It's as if Ender's Game were the new Triumph of the Will.