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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Frank Capra
"Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" (Penguin), by Mark Harris
George Bailey can rest easy. He really did make a difference in the lives of people, including all 3.8 million in Los Angeles.
"Although sentimental, [Frank Capra's 'It's A Wonderful Life'] is not a simplistic morality play."
For years, civic boosters have pointed out intriguing parallels that suggest Seneca Falls was the inspiration for Bedford Falls, the make-believe New York mill town in "It's a Wonderful Life."
With "exalting the worth of the individual" at the apex of his filmmaking philosophy, Capra once said, he strove "to champion man, plead his causes and protest any degradation of his dignity, spirit and divinity."
However, because Capra, who wrote the film, understood that it was precisely in the procedures of Congress that our form of government is preserved, the battle between Mr. Smith and the corrupt political boss ends with a scene of a radio broadcast: