The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Friday, January 12, 2018

Why We've Let Actors Become Our Moral Guides - Jonah Goldberg

The interesting question is: Why have movie stars and other celebrities become an aristocracy of secular demigods? It seems to me an objective fact that virtually any other group of professionals plucked at random from the Statistical Abstract of the United States -- nuclear engineers, plumbers, grocers, etc. -- are more likely to model decent moral behavior in their everyday lives. Indeed, it is a bizarre inconsistency in the cartoonishly liberal ideology of Hollywood that the only super-rich people in America reflexively assumed to be morally superior are people who pretend to be other people for a living.


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Because American exceptionalism. Indispensable nation.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 12, 2018 4:18:25 PM