December 24, 2015

BRIDGE OF SPIES, OR BRIDGE OF LIES? Bridge of Spies is a film about the Communist infiltration of the United States, but in Steven Spielberg’s telling, it’s ordinary New Yorkers who seem more repellent than Rudolf Abel.”

Plus: “Spielberg, like virtually all of Hollywood, either thought Communists in America were a phantom threat (they weren’t), were idealists (not true) or, at worst, that there was little to no moral difference between the Soviet Union and the United States in the Cold War. These are lies on a scale with excusing slavery. They are lies, indeed, comparable to Spielberg’s finding, in Munich, moral equivalence between Mossad and the murderers of the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics.”

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