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a-face-in-the-crowd-posterHistorians will often point out that societies reap what they sow.

When one contemplates the look and feel of the ubiquitous connection most of our young people have to visual communications — social media platforms and streaming Interweb rants, pratfalls, and snarky yucks —  it appears that the ascendancy of the apparent Republican party nominee to President of the United States seems far less of a surprise or anomaly.

This new podcast from On the Media highlights one of the most important movies ever made about politics in the United States: A Face in the Crowd.  As these journalists point out, it’s quite a movie to watch these days (or Citizen Kane too, as cited by this podcast).  And such great performances from Andy Griffiths, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau, among others.

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