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License to Pontificate

From a reader on Apuzzo’s aspirations to be the cinematic Juan Cole:

[Apuzzo writes:]“So when my conservative friends know or care to know more about film, or when they know more about the arts in general, then I’ll accept their opining about Star Wars more than I do now.”

As the associate producer and researcher of Inside the Actors Studio,

MFA in Dramatic Arts, I hereby confer upon Richard Brookhiser of Yale

and Jonah Goldberg of God Knows Where, the right to comment on whatever

they freaking well choose to comment on.

I also officially denounce any attempt to defend George Lucas on the

basis of either argumentum ad verecundiam or ad populum fallacies. I

don’t give a rat’s ass if he’s popular or graduated from USC film

school. People can make bad movies and still be expert and popular.

And another thing: nyahh nyahh.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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