David mamet is the accomplished playwright, screenwriter, novelist, author, essayist, and filmmaker in 1984 mamet was awarded the pulitzer prize for glengarry glen ross, his utterly harrowing update of death of a salesman the new issue of the weekly standard carries andrew ferguson's moving cover story on mamet's turn to conservatism. In 2008, when president barack obama was just a surging senator, the famed (and rich) writer david mamet penned a political essay for the village.
D avid mamet a couple of weeks ago david mamet, prolific author, screen writer, director, and playwright, wrote an essay in the village voice about his conversion from a “brain-dead liberal” to a sort of conservative after a lifetime of running with the far-left hollywood crowd and promoting their brand of liberalism, mamet slowly began to realize that life as he actually experienced it conflicted with his political beliefs creating major cognitive dissonance. Phillip fletcher stockwell - 3/27/2008 what a disturbing essay mamet's ignorance of political history and anecdotal libertarianism are what make him brain dead, not his merely heuristic.
Still, mamet's essay in a march issue of the village voice, why i am no longer a brain dead liberal, came as a complete surprise in this essay mamet did not declare himself a republican or a. The play, while being a laugh a minute, is, when it’s at home, a disputation between reason and faith, or perhaps between the conservative (or tragic) view and the liberal (or perfectionist) view.
Why i am no longer a brain-dead liberal, by david mamet this is an old essay, but it's new to me if you haven't seen it, it's worth a read for any libertarian-minded folks. Earlier this month, david mamet wrote an article in the village voice entitled why i am no longer a brain-dead liberal that must rank as the most provocative essay of the year. I am depressed to read that david mamet has swung to the right in an essay for the village voice, mamet claims he is no longer a brain-dead liberal and increasingly espouses a free-market philosophy and social conservatism as a citizen, mamet is free to do as he likes.
An election-season essay by david mamet march 11th, 2008 12:00 am john maynard keynes was twitted with changing his mind he replied, when the facts change, i change my opinion what do you do, sir my favorite example of a change of mind was norman mailer at the village voice. Reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of reddit on r/popular reddit is also anonymous so you can be yourself, with your reddit profile and persona disconnected from your real-world identity. Hollywood liberal david mamet's #walkaway 2008 why i am no longer a brain-dead liberal - duration: 8 minutes, 13 seconds.
When david mamet’s “why i am no longer a brain-dead liberal” manifesto was published in the village voice in 2008, conservatives—this one, at least —were impressed. In an essay for the village voice, mamet claims he is no longer a brain-dead liberal and increasingly espouses a free-market philosophy and social conservatism as a citizen, mamet is free to do.
The secret knowledge: on the dismantling of american culture, david mamet, sentinel, 241 pages when david mamet’s “why i am no longer a brain-dead liberal” manifesto was published in the village voice in 2008, conservatives—this one, at least —were impressed. And i gave this fictional president a speechwriter who, in his view, is a “brain-dead liberal,” much like my earlier self and in the course of the play, they have to work it out and they eventually do come to a human understanding of the political process. Almost exactly a decade ago, david mamet wrote a rather controversial op-ed for the village voice titled: why i am no longer a brain-dead liberal a few years later mamet followed up with an excellent book titled: the secret knowledge.