Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Deceptive Munich

by Jonah Goldberg - January 04, 2006 - National Review Online

Ever since World War II, the German city of Munich has been symbolic of a single, solitary political lesson: the folly of "appeasement." The 1938 Munich Pact represented the futility of compromising with evil.


Steven Spielberg would like to rewrite the meaning of Munich. In his film about the response to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Spielberg seems determined to invest the word with a new meaning: We must not treat scorpions like scorpions.

What idiocy Spielberg has produced with this movie. Sorry. This is the second time I have mentioned this film. In my coverage of this earlier article, Hollywood Hooey, I called the film a total lie.

Jonah Goldberg has written an excellent article that everyone who is considering seeing the film should read first. Jonah dissects the film in much better detail and does a much more effective job of explaining the reasons that I feel Spielberg is excusing evil. Maybe excusing evil is not lying, but it is close.


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