The League of Morons

John Malkovich in Burn After Reading (Screengrab via YouTube)
A 2008 comedy spy caper eerily prefigures the Russiagate farce.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L et’s look back at the two and a half years when the greatest country on earth went crazy. What was that all about? How did it happen? How could so much have happened based on so little? Did we learn anything? It’ll take a keenly observant artist to put it all in perspective. Fortunately two artists have already done so. The Coen Brothers made a movie about the whole shambles back in 2008.

Twelve years ago Joel and Ethan Coen’s wack comedy Burn After Reading didn’t strike me as anything much, with its random and grotesque plot twists, but today it

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