The Corner

Movie Nazis

OK, one last point. Most movie Nazis are thick accented goons who are fighting us in World War II. Steven Spielberg made them thick accented goons who want the Ark of the Covenant.

But Spielberg is not David Klinghoffer. He does not care one whit about the Ark of the Covenant. Which raises the suspicion that he does not care one whit about Nazis, except as slambang props in his retro fest.

Until he made Schindler’s List, and discovered that they were very very bad. Then he made the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan and discovered that people die in wars.

How can anyone admire this six year old?

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

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