Soccer’s guardian angel might just be America’s most powerful conservative — and a man to put Hollywood on its heels.
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These are not the values prized in left-wing enclaves like Hollywood. But Anschutz has enough savvy, money, and power to overcome this handicap. In the coming decades he will likely be a major force in La-la-land as he intensifies his foray into the movie and entertainment industry. There is a huge market for entertainment that doesn’t degrade or offend, and Anschutz is positioning to be one to provide it.
But more than that, it seems, Anschutz is moving into Hollywood for reasons that suggest a sort of conservative noblesse oblige. Life isn’t all about money; it’s about doing the right things with it. In this respect Philip Anschutz may turn out to be one of the most important culture warriors the country has seen.
Will the shy Philip Anschutz be a household name ten years from now, the way Michael Eisner is today? Maybe, maybe not. But the betting is good that in ten years Americans will view Philip Anschutz in a way that they do not view Michael Eisner —as the new Walt Disney.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online