“The Post”

Saw “The Post” recently. Highly recommend it! It speaks not only to the past (the Nixon years) but resonates with today as well. Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Many liberties were taken in “The Post,” the Steven Spielberg movie on the publishing of the Pentagon Papers. But the movie stuck to reality when it described how the Supreme Court sided with the press and not the Nixon administration in what was a cliffhanger of a legal battle. It’s worth reading Justice Hugo Black’s triumphant words at the CORNELL LAW SCHOOL »

Review here.

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  1. Camus’s The Plague speaks to this:
    [T]he plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good; […] it can lie dormant for years in furniture and linen-chests; […] it bides its time in bedrooms, cellars, trunks, and bookshelves; and […] perhaps the day would come when, for the bane and enlightening of men, it roused up its rats again and sent them forth to die in a happy city (TP, p. 252).

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