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War Nerd Alert!
Hanson Lies Again! By Gary Brecher Browse author Email
 
 

After I watched 300, I got to wondering what V.D. Hanson, Fresno's second-most-famous war nerd, had to say about this movie. My guess was that it would be a vicious struggle between Hanson's professor side wanting to quibble about all the historical inaccuracies, and his neocon tool side being grateful to have a hit film backing an attack on Iran. And I was betting that the neocon tool side would win out, because by this time Hanson's all Hyde and no Jekyll.

And I was right. God, these people are predictable. Here's the final paragraph of Hanson's article on 300, where he actually whores it up to the point of swallowing Miller's "freedom" crap:

"If critics think that 300 reduces and simplifies the meaning of Thermopylae into freedom versus tyranny, they should reread carefully ancient accounts and then blame Herodotus, Plutarch, and Diodorus - who long ago boasted that Greek freedom was on trial against Persian autocracy, free men in superior fashion dying for their liberty, their enslaved enemies being whipped to enslave others."

Hanson's article is actually very funny once you realize that it's a struggle between his know-it-all self and his Cheney-sucking self.

He can't bear to talk about the movie at all for the first half of the article, so he rehashes the whole history in his own voice, then holds his breath and takes Miller's cock in his mouth for the last bit, gagging and trying to smile. Poor old Hanson, what a sad, thrashed whore you are!

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