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Why do film critics expect fictional (or fictionalized) stories to be documentaries?

Mr Putin has turned his lidless, Sauronic eye from Donetsk to Moscow.

Paul Ryan has put out another Republican Party plan to end poverty by regulating the poor, using vignettes that distinguish the “deserving poor” from the “undeserving poor.” This narrative tactic, which substitutes ideological preconceptions of the neo-conservative imagination for facts about really existing poor people, has been popular among the big thinkers of the political right since Charles Murray’s Losing Ground.

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