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I have no beefs with Louis Bayard’s review of the new movie Paradise Now (“Violence Is Golden,” 11/4) as far as the review itself. However, in one of the last paragraphs, Bayard notes that the film “was assembled at great personal risk in the heart of occupied Palestine.”

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Last I saw, there is no country called Palestine. There are major issues with the West Bank, but it is not a country, nor has it ever been one. If Bayard needs help with geography and the history of the region, I’d be more than happy to direct him to books on the subject. Just because the movie has political overtones doesn’t mean that the reviewer has to overtly inject his beliefs into the review of a movie!

Alexandria, Va.