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The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Starring Sean Penn, naturally, as the would-be assassin. Just think of the outcry that would greet any cinematic attempt to glorify Lee Harvey Oswald.

By 1.12.05

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James Bowman, our movie and culture critic, is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Honor: A History and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, both published by Encounter Books.