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On this episode of the First Things Podcast:

Senior editor Mark Bauerlein and associate editor Julia Yost discuss the Christmas movie everyone either loves, or loves to hate—Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Points of contention include: whether Aristotle would approve of the film’s plot; whether Henry F. Potter’s banking practices would have forestalled the 2008 financial crisis; whether George Bailey should be blamed for American suburbia; and whether Jimmy Stewart’s voice can be tolerated.

Plus: Learn how you can advance the First Things mission during this season of giving. (Every time you hit the donate button, an angel gets his wings.)

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