James Bowman’s review of Iron Man seems to forget that the movie can not claim a literary heritage. It remains true to the comic that it is derived from and the comic was warped the comic book code of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
The “vaguely left-wing and pacifist sort” of politics was built into the comic by the cultural watch dogs of the comic publication industry when the comic originated. Except for choosing this as a movie project, in this one instance Hollywood is nearly innocent of injecting additional hippy-dippy politics. It was already there. I’m just grateful that they abandoned the infantile “secret identity” dramatic device.p>As an adult I would prefer to see Hollywood make Tuxedo Park into a film. Charlie Wilson’s War is probably as close as Hollywood is to get to a story of that sort. br> — Gregory Franke
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?