Roger Simon thinks that Oliver Stone is a close modern approximation of the late unlamented liar and Stalinist stooge Walter Duranty. There is a good deal to that theory. The one difference is, I am glad to say, that the new technology makes it just a little more difficult for the man to get away with his lies and glorification of bloodthirsty tyrants. Also, telling the world that Hitler has been misunderstood (has he seen The Producers?) was probably not a great career move.