Leni Riefenstahl notoriously glorified Adolf Hitler with her 1935 film Triumph of the Will, an account of a Nazi rally in Nuremberg, a city where some attendees would make a later, less festive appearance. She used many arty innovations to present Hitler as the Übermensch of Übermenschen. Central to the film was Hitler’s notion of […]
Ed Morrow is a writer who lives in Vermont.
Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. — Richard III, in Shakespeare’s Richard III, Act I, Scene I On Election Day, Donald Trump, the “sun of New York,” brightened up […]
Thanks to a firestorm of prissy hypocrisy about Donald Trump’s naughty talk, stoked up by stories from women who suddenly recall rebuffing him decades ago, issues like national security, Obamacare, and the economy are being ignored. This isn’t accidental. Hillary Clinton has a terrible record. There’s her illegal home server and her 30,000 purged emails. […]