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Alternative to Hissing

I was in line with my wife at a Village movie house waiting to see A Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (basically a monologue about movies by a Yugoslav psychoanalyst). The theater was also showing Che. The lobby was small, and the management said, “Perverts here, Che here.” I waited a beat and said, “Perverts here, Communist murderers there.”

Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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