Thursday, December 15, 2005


Leon Wieseltier reviews Spielberg's Munich in the TNR, and says of its screenwriter:
... Kushner is not an anti-Semite, nor a self-hating Jew, nor any of those other insults that burnish his notion of himself as an American Jewish dissident (he is one of those people who never speaks, but only speaks out). He is just a perfectly doctrinaire progressive. And the progressive Jewish playwright Tony Kushner's image of Israel oddly brings to mind the reactionary Jewish playwright David Mamet's image of Israel: For both of them, its essence is power.
Intriguing, no? I want to go see it.


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