Creative Decay

I hear a lot of people talk about “moral decay” in our society. Frankly, I’ve never been that concerned in view of the number of people in Washington who have had affairs throughout history (and lied about them). In fact, I’ll go out on a limb: I think we’ve become a dangerously over-moralized society.

But even that is not my point. What scares me these days is the state of our creative decay. I was shocked to read that “The Waterboy” grossed nearly $40 million in its opening weekend (“Something About Sandler,” Nov. 10).

While Adam Sandler and studio executives jump for joy and pat themselves on the back for having tapped into the psyche of young America, I am more frightened by what this suggests than a president lying to the grand jury.



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