Thus, you can imagine how the filmmakers reacted when they discovered that sloppily-written liner notes on the DVD say the story extolls the virtues of “self-sacrifice.”
The video company issued an immediate mea culpa and the director expressed his frustration- but it’s too late: the DVDs are on shelves worldwide.
ALSO — Sailer writes apropos of something else:
The recent boom in the Ayn Rand ideology among Republicans, for example, has less to do with the rightness or wrongness of the late Ms. Rand’s analysis of the world, and more to do with aroused citizens searching for some permissible ideological justification for their perfectly reasonable emotions.
Elsewhere, he wonders about something I’ve puzzled over as well, when looking at photographs of the man’s weirdly “ad hoc,” French bulldog face over the years:
[J. Edgar] Hoover’s ancestry on his father’s side was shadowy.
Gore Vidal, another Washington DC local boy, remarked: “It was always said of him—in my family and around the city—that he was mulatto. People said he came from a family that had ‘passed.’”