The Ides of March

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Paul H. Rubin, The Ides of March, Truth on the Market (October 16, 2011),

Just saw the movie The Ides of March.  Very nice.  After Larry’s disucssion of the shabby treatment business receives in the movies, it is nice to see politics receive the same treatment.  This movie is based on a play “Farragut North” written by a Howard Dean staffer and the actors are well known liberals (e.g., George Clooney) and the political sentiments of the characters (Democratic Presidential candidates) are all liberal clishes, but the characters themselves are shown to be unprincipled power seekers.  Besides its message, the movie is fast moving and enjoyable.