January 12, 2010

AND HE COULD HAVE BEEN ROOTING FOR MAYOR DALEY, THE HARD HATS, AND THE OHIO GUARD ALL ALONG...:

When revolutionary fervor is tempered with time (Richard Cohen, January 12, 2010, Washington Post)

To the columnist's obligation to provide a 10-best list of 2009 films, I punt by offering just one. It is "The Baader Meinhof Complex," which Anthony Lane, the film critic for the New Yorker, said he saw "three or four times." When I saw it, I thought that once was enough. Yet the movie lingers because, to me, it is only incidentally about the 1970s-style radicalism of Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, and more about how wrong I was when I was young. [...]

As it happened, I had cheered for the German left (although not the crazies) and had cheered, too, for the Iranian revolutionaries -- and all that came of it was the murder of innocent Germans and an Iran that went from bad to bad -- or maybe worse.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2010 6:51 AM
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