Posts by Samuel R. Staley
Samuel R. Staley is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. He is a contributing author to the Independent books, Property Rights and Housing America.
Mulan’s Subtle Subversion Withstands Beijing’s Censors
Supreme Court Ruckus Got You Down? Queue Up These Movies
Antiwar Message of The Dawn Patrol Still Resonates 82 Years Later
Personal Freedom and Liberty Anchor Brave New World
Created Equal Provides Long Overdue Balance to Clarence Thomas’s Narrative
Just Mercy Provides Stark Warning About Death Penalty Injustice
George Floyd and the Future of Police Misconduct
The Stand at Paxton County Puts Leftist Activism at Center of Corruption Drama
Waco Demonstrates the Real Dangers of Militarizing Law Enforcement
Queen and Slim’s Cynicism Should Prompt Serious Discourse on Race and Criminal Justice
Harriet Breathes Life into Call for Liberty
Parasite Makes Worthy Run for Best Picture Academy Award
Jojo Rabbit’s Humanism Lifts Parody of Nazi Germany
Cinematic Excellence Gives 1917 the Brutal Realism of War
Bombshell Bombs With Too Much Hollywood, Too Little Real Life
Little Women Shows Timelessness of “Coming of Age”
Media Distorts, Misses the Mark on Richard Jewell
Neo-Noir Motherless Brooklyn Puts Power, Corruption at Center of Urban Renewal Story
The Current War Highlights Drama Over America’s Electrical Grid
Miss Virginia and the Political Realities of Public-School Reform
Joker Earns Its Accolades, but Offers Much More
Hustlers Explores Seedy Side of Strip-Club Economics
Unplanned Searches for a Broad Audience but Gets Lost in Its Advocacy
Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success
Apollo 11 Highlights Human Capacity for Technical Achievement

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