Wednesday, February 28, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

I have talked to more people who are in politics who have said to me, “[House of Cards] is closer than you can imagine. It’s the most accurate description of how politics actually works that we’ve ever seen.” I mean, West Wing – beautiful, wonderful idea of how democracy should work. But I’ve had more people in politics say they think House of Cards is closer. I – don’t know whether to take that as a compliment or a sad state of affairs.

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I have talked to more people who are in politics who have said to me, “[House of Cards] is closer than you can imagine. It’s the most accurate description of how politics actually works that we’ve ever seen.” I mean, West Wing – beautiful, wonderful idea of how democracy should work. But I’ve had more people in politics say they think House of Cards is closer. I - don’t know whether to take that as a compliment or a sad state of affairs.
— Kevin Spacey