The â€œwar on terrorismâ€ as a project of the â€œvisible yet sinister groupâ€ known as the neoconservatives â€” thatâ€™s the theme of this brilliant and beautiful video:
Andrew Sullivan, who supposedly has had a turnaround on the war,Â calls this â€œNazi-like.â€ Whatâ€™s so â€œNazi-likeâ€ about it? Well, you see, the evidence is â€œin its concern with aesthetics.â€ So any â€œskillfulâ€ use of film in the service of making a political point isÂ â€Nazi-likeâ€? â€œSomehow,â€ Andy babbles on,Â â€I feel the irony was lost on it creators.â€ The irony here is that Sullivanâ€™s use of the â€œBig Lieâ€ technique is itself Nazi-like. As for the film,Â Sullivan clearly refuses to pay attention toÂ its trenchant critique of managed â€œcorporatistâ€ economics and military expansionism, reducing it to epithets like â€œChomsky-esqueâ€Â when in fact it is much closer to what Old Right critics of militarism and big government, likeÂ John T. Flynn,Â were saying in the aftermath of World War II.