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Michael Medved
1948 -

American movie critic, author of Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values (1992) and other works


[There are] two repulsive tendencies in contemporary liberalism. The first is the 'Do Something Disease' - the impulse to offer some immediate, showy response to any perceived problem; no matter how ineffectual the gesture, we can all feel better that the problem's been addressed. The second involves the instant resort to governmental expansion - new regulation, legislation and bureaucracy - as the only appropriate response to every difficulty.

Hollywood has not only abandoned larger-than-life heroes, but the industry seems to have lost all vision of the heroic elements in daily life - the selflessness and nobility of which ordinary citizens are consistently capable.

1992 - from Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values