March 20th, 2008

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Paul Scofield, RIP

The great British actor Paul Scofield has died. Here’s a short scene from A Man for All Seasons, in which Scofield played Sir Thomas More.

Roper: So, now you give the Devil benefit of law!

More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?

Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!

More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?

This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast — man’s laws, not God’s — and if you cut them down (and you’re just the man to do it!), do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?

Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!

Airy Persiflage
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The Dialogue Begins

Obama calls for a national dialogue on race. Jon Stewart looks at how the cable news channels respond.

Airy Persiflage
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Top Issue for 2008

This video contains bad language. Normally, I wouldn’t post it on this blog, but in this case, the bad language is used to make a serious point about 90% of our political discourse.