Tagged: Song of Russia

I’ve seen that movie too

“A Most Violent Year”: Another film about another corrupt businessman. I thought “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “American Hustle” had exhausted this category.

I heard a pundit say that Ron Rand Paul’s strongest support comes from a cohort of young men between the ages of 16 and 25, who may be attracted to the ideas of either Ayn Rand or Noam Chomsky.

Ayn Rand’s expert opinion on the film “Song of Russia” (offered in testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee) still brings a smile to one’s face. Here’s her definition of propaganda.

Miss RAND: Yes.

First of all I would like to define what we mean by propaganda. We have all been talking about it, but nobody—

Mr. STRIPLING: Could you talk into the microphone?

Miss RAND: Can you hear me now?

Nobody has stated just what they mean by propaganda. Now, I use the term to mean that Communist propaganda is anything which gives a good impression of communism as a way of life. Anything that sells people the idea that life in Russia is good and that people are free and happy would be Communist propaganda. Am I not correct? I mean, would that be a fair statement to make—that that would be Communist propaganda?


For a brief moment, the Smashing Pumpkins were the best band in the world (after Oasis).

No one wants to close the QE spigot. Happy days are here to stay.