Power, both pathetic and terrifying

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November 27, 2011
The Libertarian Standard
by Jeffrey Tucker  
Posted in Commentary

"J. Edgar, the new film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is making the news for dealing frankly with the decades old rumors concerning Hoover’s private life. But that’s not what makes the film immensely valuable. Its finest contributions are its portrait of the psycho-pathologies of the powerful and its chronicle of the step-by-step rise of the American police state from the interwar years through the first Nixon term." (11/24/11)



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