Friday, March 14, 2008

Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'

I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace.


So writes playwright David Mamet in an outstanding essay in (of all places) the Village Voice, wherein he describes his intellectual journey out of "brain-dead" liberalism.

Please read Mr. Mamet's essay and forward it to any thinking liberals you know.

6 comments:

Tessie's Dad said...

Please read Mr. Mamet's essay and forward it to any thinking liberals you know.

"Thinking liberal?" Where would I find one of those?

hoobie said...

It is telling that the social cons merit only one mention: a slam at the end of the piece. These are the people who want more government control over our lives.

Isophorone said...

Actually, hoobie, you leftists want the rest of society to subsidize your libertinism.

As far as Mamet goes, this is a difficult thing for anyone to write. I have seen transformation in my own family, as my father turned right against the wishes and hopes of my 1930s-era communist grandfather. If you want to read another book about such a journey, I suggest "Commies" by Ron Radosh.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should think about why you're a brain dead conservative. You believe a man in the sky is telling you how to live your life and will one day bring you to heaven.

Jesus, Carbone. You're a fucking moron!

Tessie's Dad said...

Thanks, anonymous, for providing us with yet another wonderful example of liberal inclusiveness! Let me make sure I understand: It's not o.k. to mock the spiritual beliefs of anyone who isn't conservative, right?

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