Monthly Archives: March 2007

Ethnic Epithets: an Introduction

Posted by T on March 31, 2007
Politics / 4 Comments

There is a scene in Godfather where the chief counsel for the Don goes to meet the “Hollywood bigshot” Woltz, who has cheated godson Johnny. When Tom explains the (somewhat shady) things he could do in exchange for “one small favor,” Woltz hits the ceiling: “I don’t care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come outta the woodwork.” Continue reading…


Movie. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1967.

Posted by T on March 26, 2007
By Title, Movies / 4 Comments

In each generation, it appears that Hollywood produces one centerpiece sermon Continue reading…

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Bomber Harris again

Posted by T on March 24, 2007
History / 1 Comment

Just about every day is the anniversary of one Allied atrocity or another. I only mention this one because Continue reading…


Movie. Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947.

Posted by T on March 13, 2007
By Title, Judaica, Movies / 7 Comments

Gregory Peck is a newspaper feature-writer assigned to write on “anti-semitism.” He decides to investigate the subject by pretending to be a Jew in his daily life, and observing how others react to that fact. Doing so, he discovers “anti-semitism” bursting Continue reading…


Movie. Intolerance, 1916.

Posted by T on March 05, 2007
By Title, History, Movies / No Comments

In this film, David Wark Griffith tells four stories in parallel, three from history, and one fictional modern one. The historical episodes are the fall of ancient Babylon, the crucifixion of Christ, and the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of the Huguenots. The modern story tracks a young woman and man that find each other but seem to be fated to lose Continue reading…