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Winning the Cultural War

Charlton Heston | February 16, 1999

From his “Winning the Cultural War” speech given at the Harvard Law School Forum.

“I remember my son when he was 5, explaining to his kindergarten class what his father did for a living. “My Daddy,” he said, “pretends to be people.” There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and New Testaments, a couple of Christian saints, generals of various nationalities and different centuries, several kings, three American presidents, a French cardinal and two geniuses, including Michelangelo.

“If you want the ceiling re-painted I’ll do my best. There …