The Corner

A Better Remake for Our Times

Network.

Though I could not be more certain that Hollywood would screw it up terribly, in part because they couldn’t help but turn it into an anti-Fox screed and in part because Network worked thanks to the real-world gravitas of the news industry. Some folks in the press are still that self-important, but very few viewers see anyone in the news business as voice-of-God types anymore. Walter Cronkite — overrated as he was — is never coming back.

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‘We Can’t Afford It’

Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More