David Mamet Turns Right; Escapee from Left Wing Shines Spotlight on Liberalism's Hypocrisy
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Conservatives have a new celebrity spokesman-writer-thinker-philosopher. David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, movie director and sometime essayist, has come out of the closet. No longer, he declares, is he a brain-dead liberal. Now he's a wide-awake conservative. Sometime after arriving in Hollywood, of all places, and at age 60, he engaged in a conversation with his Republican rabbi (where did he find one?), who gave him the books of conservative writers, such as Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Milton Friedman and Paul Johnson.
He had a dramatic political conversion.
Mamet reevaluated his own heroes, starting with the playwright Bertolt …
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Publication information: Article title: David Mamet Turns Right; Escapee from Left Wing Shines Spotlight on Liberalism's Hypocrisy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 9, 2011. Page number: B04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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