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Tim Pawlenty: a Marxist?

 People of every political persuasion are impressed with Tim Pawlenty’s recent campaign promo/book ad on YouTube. But before those on the right get too enthusiastic they might consider the source that clearly inspired the catchy trailer. The rapid fire editing, the manipulative linking of otherwise unrelated images into a blurry ideological impulse, the mind-numbing rhythms inspiring a vague desire to mobilize against or for... something — yes, it’s our old friend Sergei Eisenstein,  whose films such as "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "October: Ten Days That Shook the World(1928) made him a favorite of Stalin (for  a while, anyway) and helped sell a whole nation and almost the whole world a bill of goods known as the Communist Revolution!

Long live Comrade Pawlenty!

 

 

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