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The 5 Most Politically Incorrect Ideas Smuggled into The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan, one of Hollywood's most skilled practitioners of stealth conservatism.

John Boot


August 3, 2012 - 8:49 am
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1. Batman is a Burkean.

Bane’s desolate and ravaged Gotham, which Nolan portrays as the natural endpoint of an Occupy Wall Street-style uprising, is really just a dictatorship that pretends to be a people’s government, and The Dark Knight Rises is a ferocious rebuke to “leaders” who claim that popular backing and concern for the downtrodden justifies their seizing ever more power for themselves. Batman understands that, in the words of his fellow conservative Edmund Burke, “it is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”


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John Boot is the pen name of a conservative writer operating under deep cover in the liberal media.
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