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The movie “The Interview,” featuring the supposed blowing up of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, is a sad commentary on the idiocies of our troubled times. It should not have been made. It should disappear into oblivion for its poor quality and wretched taste. Yet, it must be defended on grounds of freedom of speech and expression, especially against a humorless, insecure tin-pot dictator.

Too many people have too many difficult questions to answer over the silly saga. In order of their appearance on the silver screen, should Sony Corporation be disbanded, since a modern electronics company that cannot protect its privacy against hacking can hardly survive?

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