Rambo & James Bond taught us about Afghanistan’s mujahideen

Summary: Films from 1987-1888 about the Afghanistan mujahideen reveal much about our inability to clearly see the world and learn from it. We can do better. With childlike wonder each day I see with astonishment our willingness to believe what we're told. We suffer from our lack of curiosity, our minds closed to alternative sources of … Continue reading Rambo & James Bond taught us about Afghanistan’s mujahideen

Hollywood’s dream machine gives us the Leader we yearn for

Successful films fulfill our deep yearnings, whether in porn or action adventure blockbusters. Today we look at those showing -- in Hollywood's exaggerated fashion -- our desire for a strong Leader. We might not get the action-adventure hero of these three movies (e.g., another Andrew Jackson or Teddy Roosevelt); we will eventually get a strong, … Continue reading Hollywood’s dream machine gives us the Leader we yearn for