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I wrote a play about politics.... The argument in my play is between a president who is self-interested, corrupt, suborned, and realistic, and his leftish, lesbian, utopian-socialist speechwriter. The play [is] a disputation between reason and faith, or perhaps between the conservative (or tragic) view and the liberal (or perfectionist) view....

I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind.... I found not only that I didn't trust the current government .... but that an impartial review revealed that the faults of this president--whom I, a good liberal, considered a monster--were little different from those of a president whom I revered. Bush got us into Iraq, [John F. Kennedy] into Vietnam. Bush stole the election in Florida; Kennedy stole his in Chicago. Bush outed a CIA agent," Kennedy left hundreds of them to die in the surf at the Bay of Pigs. Bush lied about his military service; Kennedy accepted a Pulitzer Prize for a book written by Ted Sorenson. Bush was in bed with the Saudis, Kennedy with the Mafia, Oh.

--DAVID MAMET, on his most recent play, November, in The Village Voice (March 11, 2008)

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Title Annotation:play entitled 'November'
Author:Mamet, David
Publication:The Wilson Quarterly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 22, 2008
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