Tinseltown Goes To War



Ralph Raico goes back and takes a fresh look at Hollywood’s productions before, during, and after World War II — the so-called “Good War.”

He makes a lot of good observations, which might have some relevance in the continuing Hollywood love of war pics — they are popular, after all, so they usually sell well.  Raico observes their one-sidedness, their false “morality,”  and their pleasure in mass murder of the “bad people,” and their ignoring of the effects of mass-destruction on the “good guys.”

 And he mentions the Narrative.  Referring to the popular early-60s movie, The Longest Day, he comments:

“But the worst demerit of the movie is that it continues and exemplifies what my friend and libertarian scholar, Joseph Stromberg, has called the seven centuries of Anglo-Saxon self-congratulation.”

Self-congratulation is alive and well in 2014 America, I think.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s