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Morris vs. Moore

I just watched Fog of War for the first time and I think it’s a much more effective film than Fahrenheit 9/11 in terms of its potential to convince the opposing side (i.e., the Red States). My conservative parents won’t even watch Moore’s film because of its incendiary reputation, but I think they’d watch Fog of War and would be convinced by it. Sometimes you have to use an example that is more far-removed from the contemporary situation in order to get your message in. I liked Moore’s film a lot, but suspect that most of its effect was merely to preach to the converted. If you want to reach all those red states, the subtlety of Fog of War is the weapon to use. I think I know what I’m getting my parents for Christmas.

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