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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, April 4, 2013

RIP, Roger Ebert

Just saw that Roger Ebert died.  While no one agrees with everything a critic writes, Ebert could always be counted on to treat the movie as it deserved to be treated.  Cynical crap and mindless codswallop would be ripped to shreds, but he could treat a movie on its own terms, too.

He also started writing about politics during the Iraq War, as well as speaking out earlier on issues of race (his wife is African American).

As someone who loves movies, I'm sad to see his writing end.

UPDATE: I love it when The Onion makes me cry a little (and not from laughing):,31945/

It's amazing how it feels like we all lost a friend we never met.

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