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David Mamet Will Take On Affirmative Action in His Next Screenplay

David Mamet has a new screenplay in the works about a "a young rich girl who applies to Harvard," according to an illuminating cover profile in The Weekly Standard. "When she’s rejected she suddenly declares herself an Aztec to qualify for affirmative action. Presumably high jinks ensue." Presumably indeed! Who knew David Mamet was such a Soul Brother fan? If you liked his 2008 Village Voice story called "Why I Am No Longer a Brain Dead Liberal," you're gonna love "Converting Mamet." Especially the part where "[Mamet] blithely announces that the earth is cooling not warming, QED." [Weekly Standard]

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