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Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’

I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace.

So writes playwright David Mamet in an outstanding essay in (of all places) the Village Voice, wherein he describes his intellectual journey out of “brain-dead” liberalism.

Please read Mr. Mamet’s essay and forward it to any thinking liberals you know.

6 thoughts on “Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’

  1. Thanks, anonymous, for providing us with yet another wonderful example of liberal inclusiveness! Let me make sure I understand: It’s not o.k. to mock the spiritual beliefs of anyone who isn’t conservative, right?

  2. Perhaps you should think about why you’re a brain dead conservative. You believe a man in the sky is telling you how to live your life and will one day bring you to heaven.

    Jesus, Carbone. You’re a fucking moron!

  3. Actually, hoobie, you leftists want the rest of society to subsidize your libertinism.

    As far as Mamet goes, this is a difficult thing for anyone to write. I have seen transformation in my own family, as my father turned right against the wishes and hopes of my 1930s-era communist grandfather. If you want to read another book about such a journey, I suggest “Commies” by Ron Radosh.

  4. It is telling that the social cons merit only one mention: a slam at the end of the piece. These are the people who want more government control over our lives.

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