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Saturday, February 14, 2009

 
Top 25 Conservative Films

NRO composed a list over several days, and In The Agora has links to 'em all in one place.

In comments I noted one film that I wanted on the list:

I'm hoping they'll put Rollerball on the list yet. It deserves a spot for John Houseman's great one-liner: "The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort." That plays into the whole equality-of-freedom vs. equality-of-outcomes battle.

One wonders if director Norman Jewison had read C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Proposes a Toast, which contains this marvelous quote: "The basic principle of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.'" I think of this quip on that every great once-in-a-while when I hear about some lefty condemning gifted education as "elitist."

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