Charlie Chaplin and the present brilliance of an 80-year-old film

The actor, filmmaker, and composer Charlie Chaplin (who would have been 131 years old on Thursday) was born a few days before Adolph Hitler. I’ve only watched a few of Chaplin’s films, but the one that stands out for me is The Great Dictator (1940), which culminates in a powerful speech about humanity and how “we have lost the way”. It is a collection of…