Conservative playwrights

Posted by Tory Historian Saturday, May 28, 2011 , ,

Tory Historian maintains that most of the best writers and playwrights are conservative in their outlook. So the news that David Mamet the best present-day American playwright has moved from left to right did not come as a surprise - the man is talented, after all - but was very good to hear anyway.

This review of The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture points out the obvious:

With all the talk of Hollywood liberalism — the endless leftist blather from Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, the cozying up to Castro and Chavez by Oliver Stone and Danny Glover, the jejune Iranian peace-making by Annette Bening and Alfre Woodard, etc., etc — it’s fascinating that the two leading playwrights in the English language (the smart guys) — Tom Stoppard and David Mamet — identify as conservative/libertarians.
And why not? After all, Shakespeare was deeply conservative in his outlook and much afraid of political change for the sake of it.


  1. S.M. MacLean Says:
  2. Tory Historian will enjoy Judge Andrew Napolitano's recent interview with Mamet.

  3. Sounds most interesting. Thank you.

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