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Adam Kotsko’s got a nice one up about A.O. Scott’s review of Soderbergh’s Che.

Scott claims that we need a “moral reckoning” on Guevara. Yet do we really lack for skeptical commentary on the Cuban revolution and left-wing revolutionary activities in general in the US? Hasn’t mainstream opinion settled on the conclusion — or rather, the a priori assumption — that, whatever Guevara’s intentions, the Cuban revolution was bad on the whole? This is what political correctness really looks like: dismissing any position outside the mainstream as somehow naive or dishonest, forbidding directors from being sympathetic or identifying with certain types of subjects.

The garbagey (oh, and recently deceased – I didn’t know! nice!) New York Sun basically got some of its start as a rightwing anti-NY Times website. Maybe we should form a similar aggregating nicheblog from the left and see what happens?

(UPDATE: more, more from Jane Dark… Go look!)

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December 13, 2008 at 11:48 pm

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