Author: Carl C. Curtis

Shakespeare Was a White Man, So What!

Shakespeare, more or less shorthand for the entire Western tradition, and perhaps its greatest literary manifestation, contains in abundance the most sublime meditations on nature and, outside of Scripture, the deepest insights into the soul of man quite likely ever written: high ambition, hilarious folly, bestial desire and the most refined love.

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When Hollywood Stood Up to Tyrants

This moral collapse of one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios brings to mind one of the most famous examples of tyrant-as-minor-star — Ernst’s Lubitsch’s 1942 masterpiece “To Be or Not to Be.” Here Hitler and his slavish goons are savaged satirically from start to finish — although the “great” man himself appears for only a few seconds.

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