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On Was David Mamet Ever Really A Liberal Anyway?

Opposition to capitalism has never been limited to the left. Both clerical fascism and Nazism had strong anti-capitalist elements. this is sometimes obscured because of the legacy of Soviet propaganda which identified Hitler as "pro capitalist" during the periods when they opposed his regime.

The same is true for the meme of the solitary individual confronting the system. Randians have their John Galt. A reading of the speeches of the Ibsen character Stockmann in An Enemy of the People will illustrate the manner by which the heroic individual becomes detached from and then contemptuous of, the unheroic masses.

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm 0