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[–]Hematomato 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think Hamilton, above all, was an attempt by liberal New Yorkers to reclaim the concept of patriotism.

For decades, they'd been told "If you don't support the War in Iraq, you're not patriotic. You don't support our troops and no patriotic person would object to what our troops were doing."

So in 2015 they made a musical with a diverse cast celebrating American history, and, you know, that gave the New Yorkers a big ole giant hard-on for a while.

It's just culture war stuff. And yeah, it's not that good. It's okay, but nothing special.