Michael and Us: Remembering Michael Moore's Roger & Me 25 Years Later

April 3, 2015 11:16 PM

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The only panic dream I have with any regularity is the one where I realize my final exam starts in five minutes and I haven't cracked a book all semester. The feeling of relief upon waking and realizing it has been thirty years since I was actually in school is palpable. But that realization did not stop me from feeling a twinge of regret upon seeing 2014 turn into 2015. You see, I had planned on writing about two movies which shook up the world back in 1989. They were celebrating their 25th birthdays. I wrote about John Singleton's Boyz in the Hood , but I never got around to Michael Moore's Roger & Me.

Here's my dog-ate-my-homework excuse. I was going to write about Moore's remarkable achievement -- about how prescient it had been in its depiction of the destruction of unionized America, about how the increasing wealth gap was leading the alternating blocks of 1st worlders and 3rd worlders in Amer...

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