A Defense of the Defense

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

“Why,” I get from people who loved and hated the movie, “did you spend so much time defending Ferris Bueller?”

Because the Left attacks our cultural icons with, as Alan Siegel did, petty complaints and smears and outright untruths. They’ve managed to throw most of the Western Canon into disrepute, at least amongst the intelligentsia and on our college campuses — you know, exactly where it matters the most. And so we aren’t left with much more than Ferris. It ain’t Shakespeare, but it’s one thing we had left unsullied. Even though the movie is mostly insubstantial summer fluff.

But if it’s all I have left, well, I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it.