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Hollywood Writer Describes 'Coming Out' As a Conservative

"herd mentality"

A-list director and writer David Mamet is an Oscar and a Tony Award-nominee and a Pulitzer-Prize winner. A true rarity, this successful Hollywood screenwriter has "come out" (as Fox put it) as a political conservative. This, of course, can be tough in a world that is dominated by left-leaning minds.

In an interview with FOX News, Mamet discusses why he stopped embracing liberalism. He chats about Hollywood's "herd mentality" and says that "...the essence of liberalism as I understand it, in its aspect of being a religion, is that you have to protect the lie."

Mamet has a new book out entitled, "The Secret Knowledge" in which he discusses his conservative views. Watch the interview below:

Mamet also appeared on Glenn Beck's radio show today to discuss these same issues:

This post has been updated with new video.

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