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The Real Tinsel

by Rob Long

Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration between LA and DC Revolutionized American Politics, by Timothy Stanley (Thomas Dunne, 320 pp., $26.99)

The story can now be told. Sort of.

Almost 1 million years ago, when then-president George H. W. Bush was running for a second term, his running mate, Dan Quayle, gave a speech in which he drew the connection between the breakdown of the American family — then, as now, a major reason so many families remain poor — and the prevailing attitudes in popular Hollywood entertainment.

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