Prufrock: Flannery O’Connor’s Politics, and Michael Moore’s Disastrous One-Man Show

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You won’t be surprised to learn, I’m sure, that Michael Moore’s “uncensored” one-man show on how to live in a “depraved new world we find ourselves in since appointing a madman as the leader of the free world” is terrible. It’s “like being stuck at Thanksgiving dinner with a garrulous, self-regarding, time-sucking uncle,” one critic said.

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