Oliver Stone's movie Alexander is about the Dark Ages...the dark ages of George W. Bush's second term of presidential office, in which he still hopes to ban gay marriage by a constitutional amendment. And then some people wonder why it didn't exactly take off in the US box office. America: what a great country: Land of the Free...unless you're gay. Tom Paulin is reluctant to go there for academic visits any more because he says it's a fascist country. It's not fair to brand everyone with that insignia, given that there are a couple i.e. 260-270 million citizens; but he has a point. Nazi Germany was fascist, although I'm sure not everyone there endorsed the Final Solution.