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The Manchurian Candidate

Once it was the Commies who brainwashed; now it’s the Bushies, though they’ve never read Marx or Engels, not to mention Lenin, Mao, and Che Guevera.

By 8.5.04

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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.