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QUO VADIS of Mervyn Le Roy


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How about a discussion of this, one of my favorite movies?

Sienkiewicz wrote the novel as an allegory of the oppression suffered by Poland (Lygia) under Nicholas II (Nero). This movie from 1951 is an allegory of the oppression suffered by Christians under the Nero of that time, Stalin.

One of the notable weaknesses of Nero was that he could not take criticism, and accepted only flattery. Ironically that was the downfall of Saddam Hussein, who idolized Stalin. Any one who expressed even the best intentioned criticism to Saddam was immediately executed; as a result his advisers did not dare to tell him the truth about how the American army was wrecking the Iraqi forces which he led so ineptly.

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