Category Archives: Mann (Thomas)

America’s New Apocalyptic Politics

Thomas Mann has a character in “The Magic Mountain” that casts light on the apocalyptic strain that has taken over the rightwing of the Republican Party.

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Film’s Phantom Empire Controls Our Lives

Film Friday Film has restructured the way we see the world. Such is the thesis of a fascinating book that my father gave me for Christmas. Geoffrey O’Brien’s aptly named The Phantom Empire: Movies in the Mind of the 20th Century is a very smart book that takes one inside the movie viewing experience—good movies, […]

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