For Shits and Giggles

Meghan Keane has a review of Angels in America over at the National Review Online. I’m still waiting for a legitimate, conservative critique of the film — one that doesn’t expose the reviewer’s own ideological blindness. I expect conservatives to be offended by many of the lines spoken by Kushner’s characters; I expect conservative critics to acknowledge the distinction between the message of a particular character and the message of the work as a whole. But that is expecting too much of anyone who writes for a partisan magazine (whether the NRO or The Nation) in a climate like ours.