[Marxism] The Manchurian Candidate: The Return of the Repressed

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Wed Aug 4 15:00:21 MDT 2004

"The Manchurian Candidate: The Return of the Repressed" (If 
Fahrenheit 9/11 is a perfect filmic expression of the Anybody But 
Bush ideology of liberal intellectuals, The Manchurian Candidate 
unexpectedly -- despite the intentions of its creators -- serves as a 
cinematic vehicle for the return of the politically repressed: "The 
chief danger to the republic . . . emanates not from the extremes -- 
a fanatical foreign enemy combined with a zealous administration -- 
but from the center, from the moderate wing of the opposition party 
and its corporate sponsors" [A. O. Scott]): 


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