And how did so many media folk, including movie reviewers, get the notion that Ayn Rand and the Tea Party are in bed with each other? Probably 1/3 of the negative reviews make that connection. Yegads. Rand? and the Tea Party? That’s so shallow and simplistic it’s more like a cartoon than an actual thought.
Of course it is. Talismanic incantations of "Tea Party" affiliation are simply the newer, hipper way of saying "9-11 changed everything". Instant absolution continues to get cheaper and cheaper.
Claire's article, as usual, is worth the read in full. She insists that it is not a "review" itself, but rather a "review of reviewers"; whatever it may be, it's indispensably relevant, and just might pick up your day.