Last night I watched Good Night, and Good Luck. While set in the 50s, it is fairly clear that the movie is meant to invoke commentary on analogous current events. This message would have been harder hitting for me, if the 50s hadn't been such a cool era. My conclusion? What the world needs is more jazz.
As Ella would say,
Dictators would be better off
If they zoom zoom now and then
Today, you can see that the happiest men
All got rhythm