War in Ukraine is shocking and appalling. It is a deep, life inflecting historical moment. Certainly for me, a child of the Cold War and someone who not long ago believed in a generally hopeful view about the likely progression of history. The uplifting dimension, of course, is that Ukraine seems to be winning, or […]
Peter Cohn -- Political and Social Documentaries
Cohn made his first film in 1995, the critically acclaimed dramatic feature Drunks, shot in a church basement and on the streets of Times Square in 14 days. Since then, his films have explored immigration, domestic violence and the conflict in the West Bank.
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Occasional rants from the keyboard of Peter Cohn
When I stand at the meat counter looking down at a pack of sirloin that is about 10% more expensive than it was two years ago, it does not occur to me to blame Larry Summers. Yet for David Dayen — a journalist whose work I admire — inflation is caused by free markets, and […]
When the New York Times editorial board sat down to interview Elizabeth Warren, the first question was about Hunter Biden. These 17 distinguished journalists proceeded to fire a bunch of zingers at the candidate, seeing if they could trip her up on hot button issues like immigration, trade, and Medicare for All. The transcript is […]
I am a Russian engaged in a campaign of fake political advertising designed to change the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. I operate in plain sight, yet I am having no problem deploying my campaign, which is aimed to a narrowly defined segment of the American population that I believe will determine the election. […]