Apr 28, 2008

Wait, J.R. Ewing Won the Cold War?

Move over Reagan, it was all J.R.'s doing.... Thanks Jen!

"Dallas wasn't simply a television show. It was an atmosphere-altering cultural force. Lasting nearly as long as recovering alcoholic Larry Hagman's second liver, it helped define the 1980s as a glorious 'decade of greed,' ushering in an era in which capitalism became cool, even though weighted with manifold moral quandaries."

Just as Stalin once screened The Grapes of Wrath "in the Soviet Union to showcase the depredations of life under capitalism [and] Russian audiences marveled that in the United States, even poor people had cars...Dallas functioned similarly."

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