Sometimes, the National Review is just plain weird.
"The genius of Borat is how the character exploits our country’s obsession with conflict-avoidance and multicultural tolerance. It’s a shiv to the guts of appeasement, and it just might be the best — and certainly the funniest — deconstruction of American pretensions ever made."
Really? What I saw was a movie that tried to expose so much of the racism and homophobia present underneath the surface of polite talk in America. When people's guards are down, when they're in the presence of perceieved friends and allies, they say some unfortunate things. Is the National Review equating those things positively with a breakdown of political correctness?
This movie is an expose of the red state mentality, if any.