Walter Moss: In Manchester by the Sea, Lee is not consoled by his apparent Catholic religion. As he twice tells his nephew Patrick near the end of the film, “I can’t beat it.”
Robert M. Nelson: Revolutionary leaders are usually experts at the old rules. They realize the contradictions, break with the old ways, and point to a new direction. Tom Hayden was such a person.
Ralph E. Shaffer: As word spread that the trustees had forced her to change her selection, ‘censorship’ and ‘freedom of religion’ became the catch words in the press and on talk radio.
Murray Polner: What’s next as we enter a new presidential administration where newly-empowered Trump men and women, some apparently seething with rage and bitterness, could go after teachers and professors, liberal actors and screenwriters for saying and writing the wrong things?
Murray Polner: In 1915, one year after the European empires began butchering millions of their men and women, soldiers and civilians alike, a pop song swept American music stores whose chorus began “I didn’t raise my son to be a soldier.”