[Marxism] Alexander

Charles Brown cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Wed Dec 1 15:13:08 MST 2004

Greatness is in the Eye of the Beholder (online edition)

By Roberta Jones  	

The story seems familiar. The son of a king, always feeling as though he
hasn't lived up to his father's standards, drives his army across the world
to Babylon (modern day Iraq) to conquer an empire. This empire (Persia) is
commanded by a tyrant whose rule, or so goes the Macedonian propaganda
machine, is based only on brutality and slavery. With hatred fueled by
rumors that Persian gold paid for the father's assassination, the son
invades this romanticized eastern world. But if you believe writer and
producer Oliver Stone's version of how this gripping film came to be,
Alexander has nothing to do with modern day politics. It is only
storytelling in pictures. 

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