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'God'll Cut You Down' misses the mark in Southern murder case
'God'll Cut You Down' misses the mark in Southern murder case

John Safran is a Jewish Australian prankster-documentarian who delves into racism and tribalism not by prodding its history and the depths of its pathos but by exposing the absurd places it leads people. He works in the vein of Sacha Baron Cohen, with the demeanor of David Sedaris. In an episode of his Australian TV show "Race Relations," he recounted how a friend's father, after learning of Safran's diverse dating habits in college, lectured him at dinner: "You know if you marry a non-Jew, you're finishing Hitler's work for him." So to "un-brainwash" himself, he finds a blue-eyed, blond-haired Aryan — a shiksa in the words of his...

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