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Allan Ryskind

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Hollywood: Still Honoring Stalinists

The patriotic film The American Sniper was nominated for six Oscars, astonishing fans and critics alike. But why is it surprising that a film honoring an American hero would be celebrated in the capital of the American movie business? The fact is, despite a few recent signs of dawning good sense—think Zero Dark Thirty, on the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and Argo, about a successful CIA operation—Hollywood still tends to spurn patriotism on the silver screen and to celebrate truly unsavory characters and ideology, as long as they’re on the Left.