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  • In Defense of Vice

    It's no surprise that reactions to Vice have been decidedly mixed: the film is both a genre provocation and a Big Short-style digest of the Bush administration's misrule, and only the former challenges our prevailing understanding of its subject.
  • In Defense of Government Shutdowns

    They keep the choir of our democracy from descending into bedlam.

    The American Conservative
  • ‘Jaws’: In Defense of the Shark

    What if the shark just wanted a hug? What then?