Trump and the Democrats stumble into a ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’

Wilderness of Mirrors

Summary:  James Bowman looks at the increasingly fantastic claims -- backed by insubstantial stories -- about Trump's connections to Russia. He compares this crisis to an incident in the early years of Nixon's administration. It's a powerful analogy. Also note that while Nixon was innocent of this accusation, he went on to made serious mistakes … Continue reading Trump and the Democrats stumble into a ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’

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James Bowman reviews Disney’s “Frozen”, & its frozen ideology

Summary:  James Bowman reviews Disney's Frozen, looking beneath the animation to show how it reflects the changing nature of women in America. That makes the film even more interesting -- to people interesting in the New America rising on the ashes of the America-that-once-was. Better or worse? You decide.   Film review of Frozen: "Frozen … Continue reading James Bowman reviews Disney’s “Frozen”, & its frozen ideology

Review of “Sully”: an example of fake history in the making

Summary:  James Bowman describes a small but telling example of making fake news in the film Sully, showing how Hollywood turns an episode of skillful piloting into a fake morality tale about a heroic individual vs. an irrational bureaucracy. People watch films and learn not just about the specific incidents depicted, but also the larger lessons … Continue reading Review of “Sully”: an example of fake history in the making