Monday, March 17, 2008

Roy on Mamet

As usual, Roy at Alicublog has something pithy to say, this time in response to David Mament's rightward "conversion" - Mamet wrote in the Village Voice:

I began to question what I actually thought and found that I do not think that people are basically good at heart; indeed, that view of human nature has both prompted and informed my writing for the last 40 years.

To which Roy responds:
I'll say. He wrote American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Homicide, and House of Cards before figuring out that people are not basically good at heart? That's a pretty amazing job of compartmentalization.