Sunday, May 29, 2016

100 - 1

"His imperfections flowed from the contagion of the times; his virtues were his own." -- Gibbon
Happy 99th Birthday to the last American President. . .

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Yes, it is a cold war document. Yes it was written and directed (and scored!) by right-wing loon Bruce Herschensohn (borrowing from Leni Riefenstahl). And yes we have to listen to Gregory Peck's voice.

But it is a great documentary (ignore the part about Dallas): earnest, transcendent, and -- like the man himself -- honorable and very moving. He left behind a more compassionate country (and world). What more can one do?