And speaking of Rowling, Columbus's great picture of Fudge in the sixth movie reminded me of the Star Trek Borg in that the first is so British and the second so American. That great likeness flapping in the breeze brought fascism to mind, uncles Adolf and Benito, always fresh in the British consciousness. But for us, the specter is communism: the red scare, Kruschev's shoe on the UN table, the Cuban missile crisis. That's our base line--at least until 9/11.
But Obama's going to change all that.