The Corner

Dorothy and Dr. J.

All right, Rick, I’ll bite: What is the other other greatest conservative movie of all time?

My own nominee, incidentally, would be The Wizard of Oz. The moral of the movie, of course, is that–and here one must picture Dorothy clicking the heels of her ruby slippers as she repeats the phrase three times–”There’s no place like home.” Dorothy’s sentiment neatly echoes the famous pronouncement of that magnificent conservative, Dr. Johnson: “To be happy at home is the ultimate end of all ambition….”