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On The Waterfront

With Marlon Brando’s passing, there’s good reason to rewatch The Godfather films (by that I mean the first two, the third is a bastard step-child) and On the Waterfront. All are among the best films ever made. Moreover, as The Right Coast’s Mike Rappaport reminds us, On the Waterfront’s politics are quite remarkable: “The labor union is the bad guy. The Catholic priest the good guy.”

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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